In many cases, Subchondroplasty can eliminate the need for knee replacement surgery– or at least delay the need for several years.
“It’s just another example of doing what’s best for the patient,” says Dr. Nicola. “If you are a solid candidate, you no longer have to rush into surgery.”
Recovery time is considerably less and the cost to the patient and insurer is but a fraction of the cost of a total knee replacement surgery.
If you’ve been dealing with knee pain for more than three months, and the discomfort increases with walking or standing, it may be time to see Dr. Nicola about Subchondroplasty.
Who Is It For?
Not all patients are the right candidate for Subchondroplasty. The right patient would be an active individual who has good knee function, but has pain related to early arthritis, or has MRI findings consistent with Bone Marrow Edema (BME).
Does this describe your pain:
• I have experienced symptomatic knee pain for 3+ months
• I have increasing discomfort when walking or standing
• I have seen limited benefits from NSAIDs, bracing, injections or physical therapy
• My symptoms returned after an arthroscopy