A proven treatment that uses natural tissue to restore damaged cartilage
Both ankle sprains and ankle fractures can result in damage to the ankle joint cartilage. When the cartilage damage is isolated – similar to a pothole in the road – the cartilage can be replaced with allograft of juvenile cartilage tissue. The advantage of a graft using this special tissue is that it contains ten times more of healing cells called chondrocytes. These cells restore functionality and enhance healing of the ankle joint cartilage. It has proven effective in thousands of surgeries with no reports of rejection. Dr. Marc Frankel performs this innovative repair – which fills the hole in the cartilage – many times and patients demonstrate quicker healing with smooth movement of the ankle joint without pain, swelling or “clicking”.