Repairing Joints with Cartilage from the Dead

Middle age patients suffering from arthritis might be better treated by a procedure that uses cadaver cartilage.

For middle-aged patients with shoulder pain, replacement may not be the wisest solution, but rebuilding with cadaver cartilage, just might do the trick.

Dr. Reuben Gobezie, from Univerdity Hospitals performed the minimially invasive procedure on Mike Graham, 51, whose arthritis had damaged the cartilage in his right shoulder for the past eight years, according to a report a local NBC station.