The protective cartilage that lines the ends of the bones is called articular cartilage. Articular cartilage in the knee can be injured following a trauma, injury, or wear and tear and can cause pain. Articular cartilage does not regenerate without surgical intervention. In most circumstances, the use of synthetic scaffolds can provide a superior cartilage repair tissue that can assist the knee in repairing the articular cartilage damage. Synthetic scaffold cartilage repair surgeon, Doctor Riley J. Williams specializes in articular cartilage repair. If you are interested in this specialized repair surgery and you live in Manhattan or New York City, NY, contact Dr. William’s team today!