Camel Cartilage

Question

On Garrison Keillor’s radio show last week, he mentioned his mother had arthroscopic knee surgery using material from camels that replaced her cartilage. Please advise who/where is doing this procedure and any other info you have about it.

Answer

I have not heard of this. Maybe this is a Lake Webegone special procedure.

Alan Matsumoto, M.D.

About Alan Matsumoto, M.D.

Part-time Faculty, Division of Rheumatology
Johns Hopkins University