Arthroscopic Debridement, Microfracture and Chondroplasty

A build up of unhealthy tissue or damaged cartilage can cause recurring knee pain. Arthroscopic Debridement, Microfracture and Chondroplasty are different surgical techniques that can help to reduce knee pain. These procedures are commonly thought of in terms of knee scraping, but can range from simply removing an unstable flap of loose cartilage, to creating small holes in the bone of an area with cartilage damage to try and stimulate the formation of new cartilage. While some report improvement in their pain, it is important to bear in mind that these procedures are commonly performed on a damaged knee that may need more definitive surgery in the future.