Don't rush into a knee replacement just yet there is talk of a new procedure that is coming out of Israel called Agili-C “ clinical results, to date, confirm rapid cartilage and bone formation, as clearly visible on MRIs and X-rays,” says Altschuler. “Patients are reporting significant improvement in pain level and return to normal function, including sports.”
CartiHeal’s trademarked Agili-C can be implanted in a single-step arthroscopic procedure. In clinical studies, it was shown to regenerate true hyaline cartilage (the most abundant type of cartilage in the human body) after six months.
Knee replacement is usually not recommended in the young age group. Young physically active people are more likely to wear out their new knee prematurely. A continuous non surgical therapy is more recommended.
What has been your age? What is the indication / cause for knee damage?
What has been the other associated knee damage and pathology?
Standard surgical criteria for unicondylar knee arthroplasty exclude patients who weigh >82 kg (187 lbs), patients aged <60 years, and patients with more than minimal erosive changes in the patellofemoral articulation, indicated clinically by anterior knee pain.