Subchondroplasty involves an injection of bone substitute. Advocates say it’s easier, less invasive, and has a quicker recovery time.
When knee stiffness is confirmed, it can be treated with manipulation under anesthesia, which is successful 85% of the time.
Today many patients undergoing knee surgery or hip surgery can often go home the same day. By Eric L. Grossman, MD FAAOS, Co-Director, Joint Replacement Surgery, Orthopedics & Spine Institute, Northern Westchester Hospital.