Biologic resurfacing is restoring a damaged joint surface using a biological technique rather than metal or plastic.

Microfracture is a biologic resurfacing technique that picks holes through the damaged area into the underlying bone, allowing bleeding and inflow of pluripotential cells that help to cover the area with new fibrocartilage.

Discussion looking at the alternatives to a joint replacement in active patients whose osteoarthritis tends to be limited.



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