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Knee distraction

What is knee replacement surgery?

Joint distraction uses the body’s natural healing processes to repair damaged cartilage in the knee. During minimally invasive joint preservation surgery, the bones are gently pulled apart to create space and are fixed using pins and an external frame.

It can help younger patients with osteoarthritis who, because of their age, aren’t suitable to have knee joint replacement.

Scientific studies have also shown that knee joint distraction is a very effective treatment for younger patients with osteoarthritis.

Knee distraction

It can treat osteoarthritis of the knee. It can’t be used to treat patellofemoral arthritis (behind the kneecap).

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