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Cartilage Repair And Transplantation

Cartilage plays a crucial role in joint function. This tissue acts as a cushion between the bones that come together in the joint, reducing friction and wear. Through normal wear and tear, cartilage can be worn thin; aging and continuous use can slowly deteriorate the cartilage lining in joints. Injuries and trauma can also damage cartilage. When cartilage is lost, the friction during joint movement can cause inflammation and pain, limiting mobility. It can also lead to osteoarthritis and further deterioration of the joint.

Dr. Kerisimasi Reynolds offers cartilage repair and transplantation treatments at his orthopedic practice. Since cartilage cannot regenerate on its own, specialized methods are used to stimulate repair, or cartilage is transplanted from other sources. Repairing damaging cartilage can offer pain relief and improve function, as well as help prevent or delay the onset of arthritis in the joint.

Treatments Options for Repairing Damaged Cartilage

Thin or damaged cartilage can be repaired in several ways. Supplementation of certain nutrients can be beneficial to help with minimal damage to cartilage from normal wear and tear. However, for more intrusive cartilage damage, medical intervention may be needed. Some options that Dr. Reynolds offers for cartilage repair include:

  • Abrasion arthroplasty – removing damaged cartilage through high-speed burrs
  • Drilling – removing the damage areas of cartilage and drilling small holes in the bone to stimulate healing in the joint
  • Microfracture surgery – removal of damaged cartilage and creating tiny incisions in the bone to stimulate blood flow and healing
  • Osteochondral autograft transplantation surgery, or OATS – harvesting cartilage from another joint and transplanting to replace damaged cartilage in a joint

The best technique for cartilage repair depends on the patient and the extent of the damage. Dr. Reynolds can evaluate the affected joint and recommend the best treatment option. Contact his practice to schedule a consultation to learn more about cartilage repair and transplantation options for improved joint function and pain relief.

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