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Source: Science Centric

Rush University Medical Centre is the only hospital in Illinois – and one
of only a few nationwide – using cartilage transplants to repair damaged
shoulder joints.

Conservative treatment for cartilage defects in the shoulder, as for any
joint, includes physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medications, and
steroid injections. If these treatments are ineffective, arthroscopy, which
involves removing scar tissue and loose pieces of cartilage through a small
incision, has traditionally been the alternative of choice. But arthroscopy
often provides only temporary relief, since the underlying damage to the
cartilage is not corrected.

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