Arthritis usually starts in only one compartment, while the other two remain healthy. In Knee Resurfacing, only the diseased cartilage in one or two compartments is removed and resurfaced with metal and polyethylene leaving normal ligaments, meniscus, and cartilage intact. By Resurfacing one or two compartments at the right time, the knee joint can be preserved and total knee replacement can be avoided or delayed for over 15 years.
When is resurfacing required?
Resurfacing is very successful when there is loss of cartilage only in one or two compartments that causes knee pain, swelling, stiffness, and affects your daily life, and only when other treatment (lifestyle modification, exercises, medicines and physiotherapy) has failed. Through examination, x-rays and possibly scans, we will help you decide if this is the best option for you.
Is resurfacing painful?
By using the latest techniques, minimally-invasive approach (small cuts) and our fast recovery protocol, you will have very little or no pain, and you will be surprised by the speed of your recovery.
Can resurfacing be done in both my knees at the same time?
Yes, if all your tests done beforehand show that you are medically fit, resurfacing can be safely done in both knees on the same day.