Joint Preservation Surgery
Knee Osteotomy is a surgical procedure in which the upper shinbone (tibia) or lower thighbone (femur) is cut and realigned. It is usually performed in arthritic conditions affecting only one side of your knee and the aim is to take pressure off the damaged area and shift it to the other side of your knee with healthy cartilage. During the surgery, your surgeon will remove or add a wedge of bone either below or above the knee joint depending on the site of arthritic damage.
Knee resurfacing is an operative procedure that addresses localised cartilage (joint surface lining) defects in the knee joint and improves pain and function.
The Episealer® Femoral Condyle and Knee Trochlea are individually customised resurfacing implants intended for the knee condyle or trochlea for treatment of localised cartilage defects. This treatment is for patients suffering from pain and reduced mobility due to cartilage damage in the knee, and is designed to eliminate pain and to enable recovery of the mobility of the joint.