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Cartilage Replacement and Regeneration

Losing cartilage in joints due to aging, wear and tear, trauma or injury can impact the health and function of the joint. When cartilage is lost, there is no longer the cushion and protection needed for the bones during normal joint function. Replacement or regeneration of cartilage tissue through orthopedic treatment can restore joint function and offer relief from joint pain. Dr. Kerisimasi Reynolds offers cartilage and joint preservation treatments at his practice in San Jose for pain relief and improved mobility.

Will Cartilage Heal?

On its own, cartilage does not regenerate or heal. When cartilage is worn thin through use, or trauma damages the cartilage in a joint, it does not repair itself. Once cartilage is gone, the cushion needed for joint movement is lost, causing friction. This leads to pain and inflammation, reducing mobility. To restore cartilage and joint function, replacement of lost cartilage or regeneration treatments are needed.

Treatments for Restoring Lost Cartilage

To restore lost cartilage, you can either stimulate the healing process or replace the lost tissue. Stimulating healing or regeneration can be accomplished through drilling or microfracture surgery, which establishes a new blood supply that helps with generating new cartilage cells. Platelet-rich plasma or bone marrow concentrate can also be injected into the joint, introducing growth factors that can help with regeneration.

For replacing cartilage, transplantation can be used, grafting cartilage from another joint or a donor. Another option is autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI), which removes cartilage cells from a joint, multiples them in a lab, then reintroduces them to damaged cartilage to grow new tissue.

There are many advances in cartilage restoration and repair, offering hope for those with joint pain and lost mobility. If you have joint problems caused by deteriorated or damaged cartilage, contact the office of Dr. Reynolds to schedule a consultation.

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