What is DeNovo™?
Cartilage is the smooth, white tissue covering the ends of the bones where they come together to form a joint. In the knee, this is called the articular cartilage and can be damaged by a bad fall, a traumatic sports injury or by normal wear and tear in active individuals. Degeneration of this protective tissue can cause the remaining cartilage increased stress which can lead to osteoarthritis.
The DeNovo™ process is an FDA approved cartilage repair technique that uses particulated juvenile cartilage to repair articular cartilage damage. It is intended to provide surgeons with an early-intervention option for articular cartilage repair and restoration. Dr. James Mazzara, orthopedic knee surgeon, treating patients in Manchester, South Windsor, Rocky Hill, Glastonbury and surrounding Hartford communities offers the DeNovo™ process as a treatment option for cartilage damage.