Why Do Patients Sometimes Feel Relief After an Arthroscopy?
An arthroscopy is a common surgical procedure that allows your doctor to examine the knee joint through a small camera, called an arthroscope, and simultaneously perform minor repairs. These arthroscopic repairs may provide temporary relief, but it’s typically not a long-lasting solution and knee pain may return.
Why Do Patients Move Forward With MACI Surgery?
When knee cartilage is damaged—from an injury or daily wear and tear—it doesn’t heal on its own. This means your cartilage injury could get worse over time, leaving you with more pain and limiting your physical activity.
When pain returns post-arthroscopy, many patients in search of lasting improvements in knee pain and function move forward with MACI knee cartilage repair surgery.
How MACI Patient Gabe Found Long-Term Relief from Knee Pain After Arthroscopy
Take Gabe’s* story—Gabe’s knee pain hindered his active lifestyle for many years. Early in his treatment journey, he had two arthroscopic procedures and experienced temporary relief, but the pain came back. Gabe knew he needed to act, and after speaking with his doctor, he pursued the MACI knee cartilage repair procedure.
Learn more about Gabe’s knee cartilage repair journey in the video below:
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*Gabe is a MACI patient and has been trained and compensated for his time by Vericel.