The Wider Scope of Arthroscopy
Smith & Nephew Fellowship Program
Agenda | August 27-29, 2017
Smith & Nephew
Surgical Skills Centre
Chicago Health magazine recently interviewed Dr. Patel about a cartilage restoration procedure he uses to help patients with knee pain get back to being active
Increased innovation in growing cartilage is slowly changing knee repair.
Kirkpatrick had an autologous chondrocyte implantation, a two-stage procedure during which the damaged cartilage is biopsied and then tissue is grown in a lab for several weeks. Once cultivated, the lab-grown cartilage is placed back into the patient’s knee. The procedure has been around since 1994 and is still limited, says Ronak Patel, MD, orthopedic surgeon at Hinsdale Orthopaedics. While results have been promising, he says that the technique continues to evolve.
“In the initial technique, lab-grown cells were injected under a tissue flap and sealed,” Patel says. “Since then, the technique has been modified by incorporating various collagen membranes to further promote hyaline cartilage repair tissue and prevent adverse events occasionally seen with first-generation techniques.” He says researchers and orthopedic surgeons are continuously working to modify the procedure in order to optimize outcomes.
Dr. Ronak M. Patel Joins Hinsdale Orthopaedics
Dr. Patel is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine injuries for adolescents and adults. He offers a full range of care for disorders of the knee and shoulder as well as athletic injuries of the ankle and elbow.
With a special interest in complex knee disorders. Dr. Patel is among the few physicians in Chicago performing advanced cartilage restoration and joint preservation procedures of the knee. He treats ACL injuries, patellar dislocations, meniscus tears, multi-ligamentous knee injuries, and knee arthritis with minimally invasive arthroscopic techniques. He is extensively trained in arthroscopic management of shoulder problems, such as impingement, rotator cuff tears, and labral tears.
Dr. Patel practices evidence-based sports medicine and believes it is essential to know when ‘not to operate’. His goal is to preserve the native joint as long as possible and to that end, he uses cartilage restoration, osteotomies to reduce stress on the joint, platelet rich plasma (PRP) injection therapy and other orthobiologic techniques to promote tissue healing and joint longevity.
Dr. Patel trained at Northwestern University and completed his fellowship at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic, working with internationally known surgeons and building his expertise in the most innovative orthopaedic procedures.
Dr. Patel will be treating patients at our Hinsdale, Westmont, and Elmhurst locations. To make an appointment with Dr. Patel or for additional information, call .
AOSSM 2015 - Latarjet talk
Dr. Patel discussing the effects of bone loss associated with shoulder dislocations
AOSSM Specialty Day at AAOS 2015
Dr. Patel presenting to an international audience at the Sports Medicine meeting at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting