Cartilage Research - Introduction

A Cartilage Cure in 2013?

….. we are getting closer.
We remain a step away from the regeneration of normal cartilage, yet science continues to make great strides toward this end.  At VCC we are committed to a multidisciplinary approach to optimizing cartilage health and longevity.

Our Mission

VCC is grounded in evidence-based medicine, and committed to innovation and research. We strive to provide affordable compassionate care that is precise and exceeds expectations. 

Our Vision

Dedicated to continual improvement and modernization. We see each patient as part of the larger picture for improvement and ongoing studies. We constantly update and assess patient outcomes to current industry standards for optimal treatment decisions. At VCC we are committed to a multidisciplinary approach to optimizing cartilage health and longevity.

  • Education
  • Exercise
  • Nutrition
  • Neuro-muscular Modification
  • Shoewear and support systems and shock absorption
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Research
  • New technology
  • Newly developed surgical procedures and products

Research at VCC

VCC is consistently engaged in research activities related to the diagnosis and treatment of cartilage damage. Lead by Dr. Nordt, the director of VCC, our interdisciplinary approach consisting of surgeons, therapists, biomechanical and tissue engineering scientist and student researchers provides a comprehensive approach new technology and experimental techniques.

Current projects include:

The Effect of PRP after Total Knee Replacement; A Double Blind Study

Neuromuscular Behavioral Training on the Effect of Shear Acceleration across the Knee Joint

A Prospective Study Comparing Chondroplasty to Stem Cell Implantation on the Repair of Cartilage Lesions of the Knee

Analysis of Kinematic Bracing on Knee Mechanics

Improvement of Rotational Alignment of Total Knee Replacement