A small implant of metal or plastic that replaces an area of damaged joint cartilage.

focal implant of femoral condyle
trochlear implant

Knee Replacement or Arthroplasty

Several discussions about the various kinds of knee replacement and their issues.

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



Prosthetic inlay resurfacing for the treatment of focal, full thickness cartilage defects of the femoral condyle: a bridge between biologics and conventional arthroplasty. Bollars P, Bosquet, M, Vandekerckhove B, Hardeman F and Bellemans, J. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc; 2012 Sep;20(9):1753-9

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