Cartilage Restoration

At Appalachian Orthopedics, we are dedicated to offering the latest and most advanced treatments and procedures to keep you active. That’s why we offer cartilage restoration for cartilage damage due to injury, disease, or wear and tear.

Our cartilage restoration experts specialize in the assessment and repair of cartilage damage to all major joints and offer a broad range of innovative cartilage restoration procedures using the latest techniques, including:

Osteochondral Autograft Transplantation and Osteochondral Allograft Transplant (OATS)

DeNovo® NT Natural Tissue Graft

Matrix-Assisted Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation (MACI)

  • The patient’s own cartilage cells are harvested through arthroscopic surgery and then grown before being transplanted into the damaged area.

Osteochondritis Dissecans Repair

  • This procedure uses bone grafting and screws to repair the patient's damaged cartilage.


  • This is a minimally-invasive, fluoroscopically assisted procedure that targets and treats subchondral bone defects associated with bone marrow lesions or early osteoarthritis.

To learn more about cartilage restoration, schedule an appointment with one of our experts by requesting an appointment online or call one of our three locations: Bristol Regional Medical Center, Bristol Midway, or Johnson City.