Many patients with severe knee pain from knee osteoarthritis are faced with the prospect of a total knee replacement. Fortunately, some patients may be able to reduce their pain and improve their function with a new procedure called Subchondroplasty.
Subchondroplasty involves injecting a bone substitute into painful, damaged parts of an arthritic knee. This has been shown to reduce knee pain and improve knee function significantly.
70% of patients who underwent subchondroplasty avoided a total knee replacement for two years or more.
“Subchondroplasty may help some patients relieve their knee pain avoid a total knee replacement.”
Dr Bernard Lee is one of three pioneer surgeons in Singapore who has been trained to perform this procedure. In appropriate patients, subchondroplasty is a viable, low-risk option for patients with knee osteoarthritis, and may help avoid the need for a total knee replacement.
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Improved results with subchondroplasty:
1) Subchondroplasty for Treating Bone Marrow Lesions,
2) Evaluation and Management of Subchondral Calcium Phosphate Injection Technique to Treat Bone Marrow Lesion,
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