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Cartilage

The cartilage is the gliding surface that enables easy motion within a joint. If cartilage is damaged this surface is interrupted and arthritis can quickly form. Regenerating or repairing cartilage is a key area of research and development within orthopaedics. Joint Operations have a unique portfolio of solutions for cartilage repair and regeneration that allow surgeons to address all stages of cartilage damage.

Small cartilage defects are typically addressed by drilling holes in the bone bed to allow blood to fill the defect site. Stem cells within this blood then form a layer of tissue that can serve the same function as native cartilage. Accessing the reservoir of the best cells is difficult with traditional artrthoscopic instruments, as they lie deep below the bone bed. To address this Arthrosurface have developed NanoFX which is a nitinol needle that penetrates with a small hole 9mm below the joint surface. This is unique and has been shown to provide a much-improved patient outcome.

For larger defects it is useful to contain the blood cells that rise up from the reservoir and give them a scaffold which they can integrate into. Geistlich are leaders in this field with the AMIC technique which is enabled by the Chondro-Gide patch. A bilayer implant that is glued over the micro fracture site, the joint facing surface is a collagen matrix into which the cells can thrive. Any defect in the bone bed is first filled with Orthoss Granules or Orthoss Collagen. The top layer of the ChondroGide is smooth to enable articulation and impervious to the cells thereby ensuring they are contained at the site of the cartilage defect.

Cartilage

The cartilage is the gliding surface that enables easy motion within a joint. If cartilage is damaged this surface is interrupted and arthritis can quickly form. Regenerating or repairing cartilage is a key area of research and development within orthopaedics. Joint Operations have a unique portfolio of solutions for cartilage repair and regeneration that allow surgeons to address all stages of cartilage damage.

Small cartilage defects are typically addressed by drilling holes in the bone bed to allow blood to fill the defect site. Stem cells within this blood then form a layer of tissue that can serve the same function as native cartilage. Accessing the reservoir of the best cells is difficult with traditional artrthoscopic instruments, as they lie deep below the bone bed. To address this Arthrosurface have developed NanoFX which is a nitinol needle that penetrates with a small hole 9mm below the joint surface. This is unique and has been shown to provide a much-improved patient outcome.

For larger defects it is useful to contain the blood cells that rise up from the reservoir and give them a scaffold which they can integrate into. Geistlich are leaders in this field with the AMIC technique which is enabled by the Chondro-Gide patch. A bilayer implant that is glued over the micro fracture site, the joint facing surface is a collagen matrix into which the cells can thrive. Any defect in the bone bed is first filled with Orthoss Granules or Orthoss Collagen. The top layer of the ChondroGide is smooth to enable articulation and impervious to the cells thereby ensuring they are contained at the site of the cartilage defect.

NanoFx

The NanoFX, ChondroGide patch and Orthoss bone graft are packaged together as a cartilage solution in the Regenerative Osteochondral/Chondral Kit better known in the UK as the ROCK.

NanoFx

The NanoFX, ChondroGide patch and Orthoss bone graft are packaged together as a cartilage solution in the Regenerative Osteochondral/Chondral Kit better known in the UK as the ROCK.

ChondroGide AMIC

For complex cartilage cases Orteq offer the Carti1 technique, which enables intraoperative culturing of cartilage cells. Typically this technique has required two operations, complex logistics and a very significant cost. With Carti1 each of these elements have been address and improved. As a result it is providing a solution for surgeons that otherwise are restricted from offering this type of service.

ChondroGide AMIC

For complex cartilage cases Orteq offer the Carti1 technique, which enables intraoperative culturing of cartilage cells. Typically this technique has required two operations, complex logistics and a very significant cost. With Carti1 each of these elements have been address and improved. As a result it is providing a solution for surgeons that otherwise are restricted from offering this type of service.

The R.O.C.K

Standing for Regenerative Osteochondral Cartilage Kit, Joint Operations have packaged our portfolio of cartilage repair technologies into one kit which enables hospitals to treat all types of cartilage lesions with the latest technology available.

The R.O.C.K

Standing for Regenerative Osteochondral Cartilage Kit, Joint Operations have packaged our portfolio of cartilage repair technologies into one kit which enables hospitals to treat all types of cartilage lesions with the latest technology available.

CartiOne

A breakthrough in Cartilage repair; CartiOne is the only technique which harvests the patient’s own chondrocytes to augment a ChondroGide scaffold within a single one hour surgery.

CartiOne

A breakthrough in Cartilage repair; CartiOne is the only technique which harvests the patient’s own chondrocytes to augment a ChondroGide scaffold within a single one hour surgery.

Prochrondrix

Prochrondrix is a 20mm layer of fresh hyaline cartilage for patients requiring cartilage repair. Placed directly over a microfracture site, the graft contains the autologous cells at the defect site whilst augmenting the healing process through the addition of live, functional human chondrocytes and growth factors.

Prochrondrix

Prochrondrix is a 20mm layer of fresh hyaline cartilage for patients requiring cartilage repair. Placed directly over a microfracture site, the graft contains the autologous cells at the defect site whilst augmenting the healing process through the addition of live, functional human chondrocytes and growth factors.

Arthrosurface HemiCap

To treat patients where biological treatment of cartilage defects is no longer an option, Arthrosurface and Joint Operations offer the worlds most anatomical and bone preserving resurfacing treatment, the HemiCAP. HemiCAP utilises intraoperative mapping and a large range of curvatures to provide a seamless repair of the joint surface.

Arthrosurface HemiCap

To treat patients where biological treatment of cartilage defects is no longer an option, Arthrosurface and Joint Operations offer the worlds most anatomical and bone preserving resurfacing treatment, the HemiCAP. HemiCAP utilises intraoperative mapping and a large range of curvatures to provide a seamless repair of the joint surface.