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What is BioCartilage?

Even though our feet are incredibly designed to withstand the stress and pressures of life, sometimes they have their limit. Drs. Joel Brook and David Northcutt, foot specialists in Dallas, TX often see the toll taken on feet and ankles in their podiatric office. A common injury seen is when the structure of the foot or ankle sustains cartilage damage.

Cartilage damage can result from a variety of causes. An injury from a bad fall, a traumatic injury during a sports game, repeated injury to the same area and wear and tear as we age are all ways cartilage can become damaged.

When you injure yourself and sustain a cut or a bruise, the cells in your body heal and regenerate to bring health back to the injured area. Unfortunately, this is not the case with cartilage. Cartilage is not able to regenerate once it has been damaged which can lead to tissue damage and defect to the area. This often results in swelling, pain and restricted mobility.

With patients who have sustained cartilage damage in their foot or ankle, Drs. Brook and Northcutt are often able to treat symptoms with a microfracture procedure, depending on the location of the damage. This surgery involves making multiple holes in the bone beneath the cartilage that, in time, can form scar tissue in place of the cartilage and can result in decrease in symptoms. A state-of-the-art technique involving BioCartilage is new and showing some promise. This material is made from human cartilage and is placed in the void left from the damaged cartilage.  It contains type II collagen cartilage growth factors and has other properties that promote cellular growth and tissue healing within damaged regions over the microfracture. The goal is restoration of pain-free function.

This procedure involving BioCartilage removes the need for joint fusion or replacement. If damaged cartilage is causing pain and impacting your quality of life, please contact us today for more information about BioCartilage. Call (972) 566-7474 in Dallas, TX or (972) 943-3323 in Plano, TX.

"I did 3 EPAT treatments and it gave me tremendous relief from my plantar fasciitis. I highly recommend this for anyone who is dealing with PF. Also, the physical therapist Dr. Brook sent me too is fantastic. I am definitely on the mend and so glad I did EPAT."- All H. 5 star
"Dr Northcutt is a fantastic physician. My first surgery with him (although painful), went very well. A couple of issues (with his staff) needed to be corrected, I appreciated his calm and professional demeanor and he corrected those issues promptly. He sets the bar high (the mark of a great physician), and that is the key reason why I'm coming back to him to correct my other foot. I would highly recommend him."- She B. 5 star
"The staff at Dallas Podiatry Works could not have been more courteous, helpful, and professional in doing their job. They made me feel comfortable when I was there, which is certainly appreciated. They answered all the questions that I had and just made each visit the most pleasurable that it could be. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing this type of care."- Joseph B. 5 star
"My experience was a good one from pre-op to post -op. I saw the doctor right before my surgery.He explained the process to me and my husband. The recovery nurse was great. It was neither crowded or chaotic as some day surgery centers. My foot is doing well as I follow instructions. I look forward to my one week progress visit!"- Patricia T.5 star
"I had dealt with a painful foot problem for five months and had seen three different Doctors before seeing an article in D Magazine about Dr. Joel Brook. Dr. Brook took one look at my foot, explained the causes for my pain and set me up on a successful treatment plan. He is very knowledgeable, thorough and exhibits a caring attitude. I highly recommend him."- Ginger W. 5 star
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