Interview of Jeffrey Mann, M.D.
Interviewer: Alta Bates Summit Medical Center presents Important Developments in Healthcare. Alta Bates Summit's renowned orthopedists perform nearly every kind of orthopedic treatment utilizing the latest techniques with amazing results. Dr. Jeffrey Mann, staff orthopedic surgeon at Alta Bates Summit talks about the medical center's new approaches to arthritis.
Dr. Mann: The main form of surgical treatment for advanced arthritis is joint replacement surgery. Patients are commonly able to return to their daily lives pain free. However, the procedure does not allow them to return to sports.
Interviewer: The most advanced treatment, cartilage replacement does allow for a return to maximum activity.
Dr. Mann: One technique involves growing cartilage cells in the laboratory and then replacing the areas of damaged cartilage with the healthy cells. The goal of cartilage replacement is to return patients to unlimited activities without discomfort.
Interviewer: Developing important advances in health is part of how Alta Bates Summit Medical Center strives to enhance the health and well-being of people in the communities they serve through compassion and excellence. That's important. For information, go to www.altabatessummit.org.
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