The word 'arthroplasty' means 'reshaping of the joint'. 'Abrasion' means to 'grind down'. So an abrasion arthroplasty is a surgical procedure to reshape the joint by grinding down the damaged surface.
An overview of the various options available for surgical cartilage repair of the knee.
A course by knee surgeon, Dr Kevin R Stone M.D. of the Stone Clinic in San Francisco, California, USA.
A short but sound overview of the issue of damage to the joint cartilage, and what can be done about it.