Cartilage resurfacing is the method of replacing an area of damaged joint cartilage with a shallow implant, which can be cell-based (eg ACI) or a resurfacing implant such as the Hemicap.

 

Non-amputative

This is in contrast to an 'amputative' procedure such as a total knee replacement.

Synonyms: 
Articular cartilage resurfacing
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Surgical cartilage repair for knee osteoarthritis

An overview of the various options available for surgical cartilage repair of the knee.

This is the editor's 'interpretation' of a 2011 publication in the medical journals that gives an overview of cartilage injury, a brief description of current treatment options and outcomes, and a discussion of principles and techniques of MACI.

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CLINICAL PUBLICATIONS

Trends in biological joint resurfacing. Myers KR, Sgaglione NA and Grande DA. Bone and Joint Research - Open access.


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