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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Dr Sheila Strover (Editor)
BSc (Hons), MB BCh, MBA

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