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Replay of: Cartilage Restoration of the Knee

Webcast Features Cartilage Repair, Marrow Stimulation, Osteochondral Grafting, Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation, and Allograft Meniscus Transplantation

First Seen: Monday, May 10, 2004 at 9:00 a.m. C.T.


Chicago, IL - Brian J. Cole, MD, MBA, director of the Rush Cartilage Restoration Center, demonstrates cartilage restoration cutting edge techniques in streaming video. Using a talk-show format, the video, featuring Dr. Cole and his colleagues, shows surgical techniques used in cartilage repair, marrow stimulation, osteochondral grafting, autologous chondrocyte implantation, and allograft meniscus transplantation.


Dr. Cole is a national leader in the use of new techniques for repairing damaged knee cartilage. He is an orthopedic surgeon with Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, and is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Orthopedics and Anatomy at Rush University Medical Center.


Each year, more than 2 million Americans injure the cartilage in their knees. A leader in developing treatments for joint defects, the Rush Cartilage Restoration Center has played a key role in testing biological methods for repairing early damage to knee cartilage, as well as refining time-honored techniques for repairing damaged joints. The program's specialty is cartilage repair for young and active patients, using new techniques that make it possible to regenerate and transplant cartilage before more advanced degeneration occurs.


Rush University Medical Center includes the 824-bed Presbyterian-St. Luke's Hospital; 110-bed Johnston R. Bowman Health Center; and Rush University (home to Rush Medical College, the College of Nursing, the College of Health Sciences and the Graduate College).

Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush is a twenty-five physician highly subspecialized orthopaedic group practice. The physicians of MOR are board certified and fellowship trained in their subspecialty, hold academic appointments at Rush Medical College, are on staff at Rush University Medical Center and are active in research.

The webcast uses Realplayer to display both video and synchronized slides in side by side windows. Viewers can download a free copy of the player here.

It is not necessary to purchase any of Real's premium players or subscription plans. The free basic player is all that is required to view the surgery.

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