The Cartilage Repair Center is dedicated to the treatment of patients with cartilage damage, ranging from isolated cartilage defects to advanced arthritis.
Our philosophy is to not only repair the cartilage damage itself, but to carefully determine and correct the underlying causes of the damage, such as malalignment, ligament instability and loss of meniscal function. This systematic approach has helped us maximize the success rates of our procedures.
Treatment options are selected based upon individual need to match the physical demands of our patients' lifestyles.
We specialize in a wide range of procedures including:
- autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI)
- osteochondral allograft transplantation
- meniscal transplantation
- minimally invasive partial and total knee replacement
- ligament reconstruction
The Cartilage Repair Center (CRC) was founded by Dr. Minas over a decade ago as the first center in the U.S. solely dedicated to the treatment of cartilage disorders. It is internationally recognized as one of the leading institutions for the treatment of cartilage defects and early arthritis. Its mission extends beyond patient care to include clinical and basic science research to develop the next generation of cartilage repair procedures. To date it has performed the most cartilage cell transplants and remains the busiest cartilage transplant center in the nation.
Check out Dr. Minas's latest publication:
Severe Bone Marrow Edema Among Patients Who Underwent Prior MST Is a Predictor of Graft Failure After ACI
Dr. Minas speaks with 12-time Olympic medalist, Dara Torres, on her ACI surgery: