Knee Resurfacing: Another Option for Joint Replacement
Typically during joint replacement, a standard, "non-personalized" component is used to replace the joint. Here at Timpanogos Regional, be believe generic doesn’t always work for everybody.
In addition to performing what is known as a joint replacement, we perform a procedure called joint resurfacing. In this surgical procedure, the components are designed specifically for the individual patient to replicate their anatomy and meet their unique anatomical needs.
In doing so, patients normally experience less pain and are able to regain motion faster because the design of the joint component is specific to them. The bone and ligament are preserved substantially, which renders options for the surgeon to be much greater in the event that the component does wear out.
Joints, particularly knees and hips, hurt for all kinds of reasons, which is why we have all kinds of orthopedic treatments to help combat these joint conditions. We believe that “one size” doesn’t fit all, and we’re here to help you explore the best orthopedic care options for you. Knee resurfacing is an alternative to a total joint replacement. Knee resurfacing can be done biologically through bone stimulation or by a surgical procedure.