BioPoly RS procedure
The rationale with this procedure is to identify an isolated joint surface defect or injury to the knee and insert this implant to protect the underlying bone and improve pain and function in the knee. It is also a treatment option for patients that may have had a poor result from micro-fracture.
Advantages include a minimally invasive approach, enhanced recovery and most importantly joint preservation in young active adults. This is a major advancement in bioengineering, allowing ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene to articulate with normal joint surface cartilage for the first time.
Mr. Smith is one of a handful of surgeons offering this new and innovative procedure and he is currently leading a UK research team as principal investigator to evaluate the outcome of this implant.