Appalachian Orthopedics' surgeons perform cartilage restoration procedures: 3 insights


Johnson City, Tenn.-based Appalachian Orthopedics now offers cartilage restoration procedures.

Here are three insights:

1. Board-certified orthopedic surgeons Gabriel Hommel, MD, Bart McKinney, MD, John Phillips, MD, and T. Lisle Whitman, MD, are offering: the procedures, including:

  • Osteochondral autograft transplantation and osteochondral allograft transplant, which involve transferring healthy cartilage to the damaged area
  • DeNovo NT natural tissue graft, which uses juvenile cadaver donor cartilage to repair a damaged area

2. Dr. McKinney is also offersing matrix-assisted autologous chondrocyte implantation, subchondroplasty and osteochondritis dissecans repair. Subchondroplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that treats subchondral bone defects and osteochondritis dissecans repair. incorporates bone grafts and screws for cartilage repair.

3. Appalachian Orthopedics employs 16 physicians.

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