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Dr. Sheinkop, our joint doctor in Chicago, IL, and Des Plaines, IL, offers subchondroplasty therapy for joint pain, including knee pain. This state-of-the-art approach to joint pain treatment is increasingly being recognized for its ability to diminish pain and improve joint function.
Subchondroplasty can be a great option if you suffer from a joint degeneration disease such as osteoarthritis. As the principle investigator in a clinical trial on subchondroplasty, Dr. Sheinkop has seen firsthand the positive outcomes that are possible with this minimally invasive procedure. With subchondroplasty therapy, patients can successfully delay or even avoid total joint replacement.
Subchondroplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that is performed to specifically repair chronic Bone Marrow Lesions (BMLs) by filling them with a bone substitute material. The bone substitute is then slowly resorbed and replaced, with healthy bone repairing the bone defect.
Subchondroplasty also resolves edema associated with the bone marrow lesions. Subchondroplasty may be performed alone or along with other arthroscopic procedures.
Patients diagnosed with BMLs as the primary source of pain in their joints may benefit from the procedure. However, subchondroplasty is contraindicated in patients with Body Mass Index (BMI) of more than 40 or those with severe malalignment of the knee joint.
The whole subchondroplasty procedure is performed under fluoroscopy to accurately target the chronic BMLs. Fluoroscopy provides the surgeon with intraoperative real time X-ray images of the surgical area to guide the surgeon. Before the procedure, the BMLs are first diagnosed on a T2 Fat Suppressed MRI.
Patients may experience discomfort in the operated area, which typically lasts for only 1-2 days after the procedure. Pain medications will be prescribed to manage it. Crutches will be recommended for 1-2 weeks after the surgery to reduce weight bearing on the operated leg. Physical therapy will also be recommended to regain strength and mobility in the knee.
Subchondroplasty is a minimally invasive procedure with the following advantages:
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