Abrasion Arthroplasty for Joint Preservation
Damaged cartilage in the joint can be a source of pain, discomfort and inflammation. One option to treat damaged cartilage is abrasion arthroplasty, a treatment that removes jagged edges of cartilage that can aggravate the joint. Dr. Kerisimasi Reynolds uses abrasion arthroplasty as a joint preservation treatment to help prevent further deterioration of the joint and offer relief to those suffering from joint pain.
Arthroplasty refers to the reconstruction or replacement of a joint. In abrasion arthroplasty, reconstruction or repair is the goal of the procedure. High-speed metal or burrs are used to remove the damaged cartilage and reform the shape. This treatment can be performed with the use of an arthroscope, offering a minimally-invasive approach that can be done as an outpatient procedure. Removal of the damaged cartilage and access to the subchondral bone can help stimulate healing, resulting in improved cartilage for better function.
Benefits of Abrasion Arthroplasty
Dr. Reynolds offers many treatments that can help preserve the health of joints, including abrasion arthroplasty. Preserving the existing cartilage and stimulating healing in the joint can offer pain relief for patients, as well as improve mobility. Abrasion arthroplasty may be used on its own or in combination with other joint preservation treatments. In many cases, these proactive treatments can delay the need for joint replacement and protect the health of the joint. Each patient is unique and may require a different combination of treatments to obtain the best results.
Dr. Reynolds’ expertise in minimally-invasive and proactive orthopedic treatments has helped many of his patients get relief from joint pain. His experience working with professional athletes has given him the chance to use the most advanced orthopedic treatments available for joint repair and preservation. He uses his knowledge and skills to help people from all walks of life suffering from joint injuries and disease with joint preservation treatments like abrasion arthroplasty. Contact the practice of Dr. Reynolds today to schedule your consultation to learn more and find out if this treatment is right for you.