Joint distraction is an innovative procedure that can be used to treat painful osteoarthritis of the knee, ankle or thumb.
It uses the body’s natural healing processes to repair damaged cartilage which helps preserve and restore the arthritic joint. During minimally invasive surgery, the bones are gently pulled apart to create space in the joint. This relieves pressure for a period of time so that cartilage has a chance to recover.
Scientific studies have shown that joint distraction is a very effective treatment for osteoarthritis, even in severe cases. In some cases, it can delay – or even avoid – the need for joint fusion or joint replacement surgery.
Based on the clinical results of high-level scientific research, the procedure gives immediate pain relief which can last more than 5 years.