Bearing damage & Early wear

As we age the surface of our joints can become worn and cause pain. This can eventually lead to a completely worn joint and arthritis requiring joint replacement surgery.

Early wear of the bearing surface and damage to the surface during sports or an injury can cause problems long before a patient would be suitable for a replacement joint.
Arthroscopic surgery can help treat this damage to the surface to reduce pain and in some cases heal the damage with regenerative techniques.

Early wear of the bearing surface can cause pain, swelling, stiffness, locking, catching, clicking and the formation of loose bodies (loose bits) within the knee.
                    Wear of the femoral bearing surface with a loose flap

After the loose flaps have been trimmed off