Can Rooster Combs repair torn knee cartiladge?

Question

I have had an MRI and was determined that I had torn cartiladge in my left knee. I have heard that Rooster Cone can be injected to help with this. Is that true?

Answer

Hyaluronic acid injections (Hyalgan, Synvisc, Supart) are made from rooster combs.  They are used to treat osteoarthritis of the knee.  They cannot repair torn cartilage, though.

Joan Bathon, M.D.

About Joan Bathon, M.D.

Dr. Bathon was a Co-Deputy Director of the Division of Rheumatology at Hopkins Bayview. She was also the founder and director of the Hopkins Arthritis Center.