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As promising new therapies designed to heal worn-out or injured joints, regenerating and replacing lost cartilage are unconventional and highly innovative treatments. Remarkably, these therapies rely on the human body’s own ability to heal and repair damaged tissues.

As explained by the Arthritis Foundation, when cartilage damage occurs, there’s no longer a smooth relationship between bones in the joint. It’s like driving a car over a pothole in the road. Yet, with cartilage repair, the pothole is filled in, preventing it from getting larger. The outcome is restored joint function and relief from joint pain. At his practice in San Jose, Dr. Kerisimasi Reynolds offers specialized treatment to stimulate the healing process, as well as transplantation and autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) to restore and replace lost tissues.

Microfracture is a procedure that continues to be used to repair cartilage by cleaning and smoothing tears in the cartilage and piercing tiny holes in the underlying bone. As such, a blood clot forms that contains stem cells and rich growth factors. With time, the clot remodels into a type of cartilage called fibrocartilage, which is more durable than original cartilage (hyaline).

An Osteochondral Autograft or Allograft Transfer (otherwise known as the OATS method) involves transferring a small portion of cartilage and bone from a healthier area. Yet, when a larger area is affected, donated tissue provides another option. In turn, an Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation or ACI procedure requires surgeons to first remove healthy cartilage from an area such as the knee, for instance. The cartilage is then cultured, which produces new cartilage cells. The second part of the ACI occurs 6-8 weeks later in an open surgical procedure. During the surgery, a collagen patch is fitted over the injured cartilage, and cultured cells are injected. The cells fill in the lost tissue with cartilage over time.

Whether due to aging, wear and tear or injury, the health and overall function of a joint can have a negative impact on one’s life. Yet, while cartilage does not regenerate or heal on its own, patients need to know that they have options.

Suffering From Joint Pain And Limited Mobility? There’s Hope!

Dr. Kerisimasi Reynolds is pleased to offer advanced treatments in cartilage restoration and repair. If you are suffering with joint pain and limited mobility, there’s hope! Call to schedule a consultation with Dr. Reynolds today.

Posted on behalf of Kerisimasi Reynolds, D.O.

39180 Farwell Dr., Suite 110
Fremont, CA 94538

Phone: (510) 899-9200

Dr. Kerisimasi Reynolds will help you achieve pain relief and return to an active lifestyle. Schedule Your Consultation Now!


Our Client Reviews

Masi Reynolds, D.O.

5 / 5.0

Based on 6 reviews

Becca Lopez

Dr. Reynolds is such an amazing doctor who is passionate and dedicates all his knowledge to help patients improve their health and injuries. I appreciate his patience and willingness to go above and beyond what is asked.

Rebecca M.

Dr Reynolds performed a very technical and complicated surgery on my son's shoulder last year. My son is (was!) a college football player and had 3 different shoulder surgeries to repair the same issue. After repeated failures I found Dr. Reynolds. He performed a Laterjet surgery which is something that is rarely done. Fast-forward a year, my son's shoulder has never had any more problems and he is stronger than ever. Thank you, Dr. Reynolds!

Ambessit J.

I went to see Dr. Raynolds because of his solid 5 star ratings. After seeing him, if I could, I would give him and his staff a solid 10 star ratings, and here is why: My 1st Impression: Beautiful and relaxing pictures of Canyons, welcoming & smiling staff, clean offices. My Time: Efficient and knowledgeable staff, and a reasonable wait time. The Best: .... Dr. Reynolds... every inch of his body exudes compassion. He listens attentively, takes his time to examine, he gives clear explanation of the injury, and answers all questions with care. Everything he did convinced me that I was lucky to have found him. (Thank you Yelp) :) I highly recommend Dr. Raynolds to my friends, my families and to anyone who's looking for the BEST and trustworthy surgeon. ~ Wishing you a smooth and quick recovery!

Andrea W.

I went to see Dr. Reynolds last week because I have chronic pain in my hip. He was incredible helpful and knowledgeable. He greeted me with a warm smile and was patient and kind, showing me exactly what the problem is and the treatment alternatives. He spent a lot of time with me and I am extremely happy with the treatment plan he has for me. I can highly recommend him.

Darla B.

Dr Reynolds has been amazing at treating many of my patients in need, including my daughter! Thank you, Dr Reynolds - I look forward to co-managing more patients in the near future!

Henrik Martin

Dr Reynolds is a Rock Star! I ripped a bicep tendon clean off my forearm in September 2016. After countless phone calls to the huge "Non Profit" hospital chain I usually go to, and the realization that they wouldn't be able to see me in several weeks, I decided to look elsewhere. My son had previously been treated by Dr. Haber at a small clinic in Campbell, so I called the clinic, and got an appointment with his colleague, Dr Kerisimasi Reynolds. I have to say that I was a little hesitant at first, because of his young age, and I was wondering how many surgeries he had performed. Anyway, I got a really good vibe from him, and he was super professional and explained everything really well in terms I could understand. He got me an MRI the same day, a follow up visit the next day I think, and he was able to do the surgery within the next 5 days. I decided to go for it, and it was a 1 hour surgery with a long recovery. This was in September, and I have my last physical therapy session next week. That said, I'd go under the knife for Dr Kerisimasi again anytime if I needed to. He's totally on top of his game, knows a lot about all the latest advancements in orthopedic surgery, etc. He also followed up with personal phone calls, emails, and even gave me his cell phone number in case I had post operation questions or concerns. I've been very active my whole life in a variety of sports and outdoors activities, and he has the mindset that he wants to enable you to get back to those activities as soon as possible, which I really appreciate. I give him an A+. He performed a state-of-the-art tendon reattachment surgery, and I'm basically fully recovered by now. I'm lifting weights, working without pain, and hope to be back in my river kayak this spring! I hope I don't have to see him in the operating room again, but if I do, I know I'm in good hands :-)

Kerisimasi Reynolds, D.O.

39180 Farwell Dr., Suite 110
Fremont, CA 94538

(510) 899-9200