Cartilage is a soft tissue that is found in the human body. One place where people commonly experience damaged cartilage is in the knee. When the cartilage is damaged, it can be difficult to work or participate in sports without pain and swelling. Also, the joint can gradually deteriorate as a result of cartilage damage. Another similar soft tissue located near the bone that can be damaged and reduce the range of motion is ligament damage. This is also a common injury of the knee that can result from sports activities.
There are many surgeons that can repair cartilage and ligaments if they do not heal on their own. Athletes who want to get back out on the field will want to find the best possible cartilage and ligament surgeon.