About Dr. Cahill
Dr. Cahill keeps current on the latest orthopedic research available, and incorporates new technologies and procedures into his practice when research shows that they are beneficial to patients. He only recommends a new procedure if he feels it is a viable option for the patient.
Regenerative medicine procedures like cartilage restoration, platelet-rich plasma (PRP), and stem cell injections have shown great results for patients who want to avoid more invasive procedures like joint replacement. When done alongside other treatments, they may also help with promoting healing. Though these are new treatments, Dr. Cahill has seen positive results. However, there are a number of clinics that offer these types of procedures. It is important to consult with a qualified expert with access to the latest research like Dr. Cahill to determine whether or not you would benefit from these procedures.
The cartilage in our knees can weaken and wear down over time. Unlike other tissues in the body, cartilage does not have the circulation needed to heal on its own. Past methods of cartilage restoration have yielded unreliable results for patients. Dr. Cahill uses the newest method of cartilage regrowth and regeneration. MACI is a cartilage restoration technique that uses the patient’s own cartilage cells to create a “patch” for the damaged and missing cartilage in the knee.
Dr. Cahill was involved in the original research for this technology and has found that this method produces the best results for patients with damaged knee cartilage.
Stem cell and platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections may help patients with injuries or chronic inflammation in the tendons and other soft tissues in the body recover more quickly. In some cases, these treatments may also help patients avoid or delay the need for surgery. These treatments use high concentrations of the patient’s own stem cells or platelets, which both play important roles in the healing of injuries, to help promote healing in the area of the injury. Dr. Cahill keeps current on the latest research with these technologies to best advise patients when these treatments are a viable option. These treatments may be recommended alongside other treatments to help with your recovery.