Clinical Trial to Repair Articular Cartilage Defects of the Knee

Dr. Brian Cole talks with Chris Zlevor, a patient who experienced three knee surguries before participating in the Aesculap Novacart 3D Clinical Trial. This discussion covers the process of participation and followup experience as a patient in the study. Aesculap Biologics focuses on the manufacturing of tissue engineered products for the regeneration of diseased or damaged joint tissues.

A Phase 3 clinical trial is currently being conducted for NOVOCART 3D, a tissue engineered cell-based product designed to repair articular cartilage defects of the knee. If you believe you or your patients might qualify for one of our clinical trials or wish to be evaluated, please contact our research administrator, Kavita Ahuja, MD at (312) 563-2214 or kavita.ahuja@rushortho.com or inquire at your next visit.

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This regular segment of ‘Ask the Doctor’ addresses questions submitted by Sports Medicine Weekly followers. Dr. Nik Verma from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush will be discussing:

  • Recovery time required for a young baseball player after an elbow injury
  • Controversial use of a weighted ball conditioning program to increase throwing velocity

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Clinical Research Trials at Rush: Regrowth and Recovery from Treatment of Cartilage Defects

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Dr. Brian Cole and Steve Kashul talk with Division One College Track Athlete, Jasmine Smyles about her participation in a clinical trial for treating cartilage defects. Jasmine discusses her trial experience 6 months after her cartilage defect treatment, regrowth and recovery.

For information on Clinical Trials and Research at Rush go to:   https://www.briancolemd.com/clinical-trials/

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This regular segment of ‘Ask the Doctor’ addresses questions submitted by Sports Medicine Weekly followers. Dr. Nik Verma from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush will be discussing:

  • The definition of BMI
  • Snack ideas for efficient recovery following a workout
  • Strategy for prevention of concussions

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