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Knee injury best treatment: surgery and biology must be used together. 11
Professor Matthias Steinwachs, is there a topic or question that I didn’t ask but should have asked? Is there anything in your interest or your experience that you’d like to share with our viewers?
No, there isn’t. I think your questions were very focused. And they covered the majority of my work. So my philosophy in work is to understand the biology in the joint. “Mechanical” solutions look as primary, and they are very critical. But there is biological information [in how the joint functions and heals] that you can recruit with good effects and uncover by using your diagnostic method. And if you integrate that [the role of biological information in the joint’s healing] in your philosophy and your treatment strategy, then you go with the biology and not against it. This the surgeon has to learn: what’s the right time, the right method, and the right place [for treatment methods for each patient with the joint injury]. This is, I would say, the biggest difference between my work and the classic surgery work.
Professor Matthias Steinwachs, thank you very much for this most informative conversation. And thank you for helping patients from around the world. We hope to revert to you in the future to have some updated information about the minimally invasive treatment of knee injuries and, of course, in cartilage repair and tissue-sparing treatments. Thank you very much! Thank you, too. It was a great pleasure!
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