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Can a New, Investigational Cartilage Tissue Implant Made from a Patient’s Own Cells Potentially Improve Outcomes and Recovery Time After Cartilage Injury in The Knee?

New England Baptist Hospital surgeon and recognized cartilage expert Dr. Kai Mithoefer is leading innovative research that offers patients access to advanced cartilage repair technology that is currently being tested to determine if an investigational cartilage tissue implant made from patient’s own cartilage cells will improve outcomes and recovery time for certain knee cartilage injuries.

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MRI Machines Becoming More Patient Friendly

New England Baptist Hospital is the only hospital in New England to have the newest extremity MRI, which produces stunning images, especially of fine structures, such as tendons and ligaments. The machine offers huge benefits in both comfort and quality for patients. 

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Using Technology to Prevent Infections

New England Baptist Hospital’s groundbreaking Infection Prevention and Control program is a hospital wide effort and has resulted in fewer infections and better surgical outcomes. Much of this program’s success is due to what goes on behind the scenes; activity that patients never see. This includes the most sophisticated sterilization equipment available for the proper cleaning and sterilization of surgical instruments used in the operating rooms.

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