The word 'arthroplasty' means 'reshaping of the joint'. 'Abrasion' means to 'grind down'. So an abrasion arthroplasty is a surgical procedure to reshape the joint by grinding down the damaged surface.
An overview of the various options available for surgical cartilage repair of the knee.
This course is brought to you by knee surgeon, Dr Kevin R Stone M.D. of the Stone Clinic in San Francisco, California, USA. Dr Stone is an orthopaedic surgeon who specialises in sports medicine with a special interest in knee and shoulder injuries.
A short but sound overview of the issue of damage to the joint cartilage, and what can be done about it.