Cartilage resurfacing

Cartilage is the joint surface lining, and cartilage resurfacing can be an effective way to tackle cartilage defects in the knee joint.

Current surgical treatments for painful, debilitating articular cartilage defects lie between two extremes: biological attempts (microfracture, OATS, ACI) and artificial replacement (total or partial joint arthroplasty).

Unfortunately, many patients are not good candidates for the biological techniques (or they have had a failed treatment) but they may not yet be ready for an invasive artificial joint.

We use BioPoly® ReSurfacing devices, which provide a treatment option between these extremes. Utilizing a patented material that is self-lubricating for improved wear properties (via a biological enhancement with Hyaluronic Acid) the BioPoly® RS devices are uniquely designed to replace only the damaged cartilage. Therefore, patients can quickly recover and return to pain-free, active lifestyles.

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BioPoly® RS Knee System

See some of Dinesh's research with BioPoly on cartilage resurfacing:

Case report one

Case report two