Joint resurfacing surgery helps repair cartilage defects in major joints by creating a smooth, continuous surface. Unlike joint replacement surgery, resurfacing ensures minimal structural changes to the joint.
Patients are often able to return to their normal activities faster and more pain-free. Catholic Health's expert orthopedic surgeons often perform joint resurfacing on hip joints and knee joints following cartilage damage or arthritis.
Common Types of Joint Resurfacing
- Hip resurfacing
- Knee resurfacing
- Shoulder resurfacing
Candidates for Joint Resurfacing
While some patients younger than 40 years old may benefit from resurfacing surgery, this procedure is recommended mostly for those age 40-50 who need relief from joint pain but do not require a joint replacement.
For an active person with joint pain, resurfacing has many advantages and could lead to the return of your normal lifestyle and activity.
Schedule an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon to learn about the best option for you.