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The Leading Edge in Joint Restoration

Joint Restoration and Preservation Specialists

Our mission is to save your joint, improve joint function, and reduce your pain through minimally invasive techniques. Not only repairing the cartilage, ligament and joint damage itself, but also correcting the underlying issue that may be related to the damage, such as alignment, deformity, or instability.


Cartilage Injuries

When you injure the cartilage in your knee or hip, regardless
of the cause, the result is usually acute pain that makes
it difficult to enjoy your normal lifestyle.
Knee and hip cartilage injuries can occur while you're
playing sports, on the job, or through normal activities.
When cartilage is damaged you may experience symptoms
such as pain, swelling and loss of mobility. Knee cartilage cannot heal
itself, and if left untreated, may lead to further, more permanent damage to the joint.


Innovative Treatments

We offer leading-edge soft tissue and joint repair treatments such as; cartilage cell
implantation, marrow stimulation, biologic grafts and minimally invasive/minimal incision, surgical treatments, tailored specifically to your needs, which include:

MACI - Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation

This is a cell-based technique, which uses your own cartilage cells (chondrocytes) to repair the articular (joint) cartilage damage in your knee. The procedure is a two-step process where cells are harvested & cultured, then implanted. Learn More About MACI →

OATS - Biologic Graft

OATS Video

(Osteochondular Autograft Transfer System) is used to transplant cores of your cartilage and bone from a healthy area of your knee into the damaged area. ALLOGRAFT is a similar technique used for larger areas of damage, using donated cartilage and bone that eventually functions like your own. Learn More at →


OATS Video

A minimal incision procedure that is designed to treat bone defects associated with bone marrow issues, below the bone surface, by filling them with a biomimetic bone substitute material (BSM). This procedure helps heal defects as the bone substitute material is reabsorbed and replaced with new, healthy bone. More at →

Board Certified Joint Restoration and Preservation Expertise

Dr. Michael Gilmore and his staff at Panhandle Orthopaedics are highly experienced in treating cartilage, soft tissue and bone damage. We are one of the leading centers for Joint Restoration and Cartilage Preservation in the Florida Panhandle. Utilizing the latest biologic and surgical advances in joint preservation and restoration, we can repair the damage and save the joint.

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