Cartilage is the thin tissue that covers bone surfaces providing smooth, friction free movement. Cartilage is supposed to last a lifetime. But accidents, injury or degenerative diseases like osteoarthritis can damage cartilage causing significant pain and an impact on mobility.
If conservative treatments are not successful your consultant may recommend cartilage resurfacing. There are several resurfacing procedures. Most are performed arthroscopically (key hole surgery). The type of procedure used will depend on the area of the body and the level of damage. Lifestyle and level of activity can also be a factor.
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