What Can Cause Tissue Damage?

When the body sustains damage from trauma, disease or simple wear and tear, it normally results in the formation of a lesion or cartilage gap on your joint surface. Cartilage is the smooth “teflon like” tissue that covers the ends of your bones and allows your joints to move smoothly against each other. When cartilage is damaged or has worn away the bone underneath is exposed resulting in a lesion that causes pain and discomfort. One way of treating this lesion is to use the body’s own healing mechanisms to create a clot which will eventually turn into tissue and cover the lesion (exposed bone). The marrow in your bones is full of stemcells, growth factors and other biological building blocks that can form new tissue. This response is similar to the healing process of a “scar”, specifically, the way a scab grows over a cut.

Tissue Damage can be caused by numerous unexpected events such as:

  • A Sprain
  • Tendon Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Traumatic Events (Car accident)
  • Infections

Any activity runs the risk of injury.

When a wound presents itself, either internally or externally, they are often the result in a void or loss of tissue. In medicine, wounds are also referred to as lesions, defects, scars or tears. As part of the body’s normal healing mechanisms, a biological process begins to repair the damage. In order to strengthen the body’s own healing mechanisms, allograft tissue or some type of biological therapy is used to cover the wounded area, fill the tissue void and/or accelerate the healing process. Grafts function like a “biological blanket” by reducing adhesions or scarring and the scaffold can act as a new layer to augment the closure of the wound.

When a cartilage gap or arthritic bone occurs, it can be very painful and debilitating. Cartilage is the smooth “teflon like” tissue that covers the ends of your bones and allows your joints to move smoothly against each other. When cartilage is damaged or has worn away the bone underneath is exposed resulting in a lesion that causes pain and discomfort.

 

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      • Knee Arthritis is commonly treated with Microfracture (NanoFx®).
      • Joint injections have been used for many years (i.e. Cortisone shot).
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