FEATURED TECHNOLOGY

Arthrosurface

resurfacing implants

โœ Product page link: https://www.arthrosurface.com/products/knee/patello-femoral-implants/

โœ Surgical Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pE1DhULIgdQ

โœ Patient Testimonial link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKX8DHoBMxQ

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A focal implant is an implant of metal or plastic that replaces a small and discrete area of damaged joint surface.

A focal implant may prevent further damage in a way analogous to a dental filling, providing an alternative to a joint replacement. Patients with such a problem are often relatively young with otherwise healthy joint cartilage.

unicompartmental knee replacement focal implant of femoral condyle trochlear implant
Synonyms: 
focal resurfacing
resurfacing
focal cartilage implant
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Discussion looking at the alternatives to a joint replacement in active patients whose osteoarthritis tends to be limited.

An interpretation of a published journal article from 2017.

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CLINICAL PUBLICATIONS

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

A Comparison of the Outcomes for Cartilage Defects of the Knee Treated With Biologic Resurfacing Versus Focal Metallic Implants. Pascual-Garrido C, Daley E, Verma NN, Cole BJ. Arthroscopy. 2017 Feb;33(2):364-373

Focal articular prosthetic resurfacing for the treatment of full-thickness articular cartilage defects in the knee: 12-year follow-up of two cases and review of the literature. Becher C, Cantiller EB. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2017 Sep;137(9):1307-1317


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