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The OSTEOARTHRITIS DEPARTMENT => KNEE ARTHRITIS - Unicompartmental knee replacement => Topic started by: kreitler7 on December 04, 2007, 08:32:46 AM

Title: New Procedure: Arthroscopic Polymer Resurfacing
Post by: kreitler7 on December 04, 2007, 08:32:46 AM
This may be a future treatment for arthritis on one side of the knee.  They inject a plasic polymer arthroscopically onto your tibia.  This will provide a temporary new surface for your knee to glide on.  It has not been approved yet in the US.  So you can't get it done anywhere yet.  Mexican and Norweigan doctors are testing it out now.  It will be good because they don't have to rip open your whole knee to do the operation and they don't have to take any bone (as far as I can tell).

Check it out here: http://iasm.com/polymer.html
Title: Re: New Procedure: Arthroscopic Polymer Resurfacing
Post by: kathat on December 04, 2007, 09:01:52 AM
Thanks. Sound interesting. Pity they didn't give any more info, like where it can be used and stuff. I guess that's what's being trialled at the moment. Will have to watch out for more info.
Kathy
Title: Re: New Procedure: Arthroscopic Polymer Resurfacing
Post by: Nettan on December 04, 2007, 07:41:35 PM
This is interesting. Curious to see what that leads to.
Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: New Procedure: Arthroscopic Polymer Resurfacing
Post by: DeborahinNC on December 04, 2007, 10:52:47 PM
Thanks for the info. Will be interesting to watch and see what happens with this.  It is great to see that there are those who are willing to push the envelope and look at other ways to treat arthritis.

We'll be watching.