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Each year, several million Americans injure the cartilage in their knees, shoulders and other joints. Unfortunately, these injuries often happen to people considered too young to undergo artificial joint replacement surgery. Fortunately, through the Cartilage Restoration Center, there are new treatment options—many of them available only in the last five years.

Read what some of our patients are saying about their experiences with Dr. Cole and the CRC.

Double Cartilage Transplant Recipient Reaches New Heights

Division I Pitcher Returns to Play after UCL Reconstuction

My New Meniscus

49-year Old Former Athlete Regains Activity after Cartilage Allograft Surgery

Back to Scoring Goals after Knee Surgery for OCD

Competitive Sand Volleyball Player Returns to the Court 4 Months after ACL Reconstruction

High School Junior Back on the Court after Knee Surgery

Obstacle Course Racing after Microfracture Surgery

Medial Knee Pain is gone after Dr. Cole Performed Knee Arthroscopy

Able to Run the Chicago Marathon after Torn Meniscus Repair

Zipping Back to an Active Life after Shoulder Surgery

Long Distance Runner Thankful for Successful ACI/AMZ

Meniscal Transplant Gives High School Musician a Second Chance

Successful Shoulder Replacement

Finding the Right Doctor

Successful Osteochondral Allograft Transplant at 30

Successful ACL Reconstruction for 11-Year-Old Athlete

High School Coach is Back in the Game

64-Year-Old Woman Living Active Four Months After Rotator Cuff Surgery

Able to Participate in Cross Country Ski Trip Four Months after ACL Surgery

Mona 2.0

Golfing and Snowboarding After Successful SLAP Repair Surgery

Successful Meniscal Transplant at Twenty-Seven

Elite Gymnast Wins Regional Title After Having her Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstructed by Dr. Cole

My Life is Back on Track

Successful Knee Replacement at 50

Keep Moving Young

71-Year-Old Former Marine is Living Active

Swimming Along Nicely After Rotator Cuff Repair

No Knee Pain Three Years After Cartilage Transplant Surgery

54-Year-Old Woman Finds her Sweet Swing Again After Rotator Cuff Surgery

70-Year-Old Man Enjoys Return of Function Two Years After Rotator Cuff Surgery

High School Athlete Named MVP After Successful Arthroscopic Surgery

Amateur boxer gets back to boxing after both shoulders stabilized

Living a Life of Sport Once Again

Successful Bilateral Microfracture Surgery

It's All in the Family

Back on the Slopes

What did I get myself into?

Pain Free after Rotator Cuff Surgery

Humeral Head Transplant Restores Quality of Life

High School Basketball Standout Scores after One Year off Court

All-Conference High School Soccer Player Returns to the Game

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