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Understanding the Subchondroplasty® (SCP®) Procedure

Zimmer Biomet is continually innovating new orthopedic technologies. A prime example is the Subchondroplasty Procedure, a minimally-invasive technique that fills bone defects in areas including the knee, foot and ankle.

Your doctor has diagnosed you as having a subchondral bone defect, sometimes called a Bone Marrow Lesion (BML), an often painful defect of the spongy cancellous bone that underlies the cortical bone. You have been recommended to undergo The Subchondroplasty® (SCP®) Procedure, a minimally invasive surgery that targets* and fills the bone defect with AccuFill® BSM, a hard-setting bone substitute material that is replaced with new bone during the healing process.

The information herein is of a general nature and does not represent or constitute medical advice or recommendations and is for general education purposes only. This information is not meant to replace the specific verbal and written recommendations and instructions provided by your surgeon for your specific situation. Patient treatment plans and outcomes will vary.

Results of any surgical procedure vary from patient to patient. Talk to your doctor to decide what is appropriate for you. Should it become necessary, total joint replacement is still an option for you. 

*Annals of Internal Medicine
The Association of Bone Marrow Lesions with Pain in Knee Osteoarthritis
David T. Felson, MD, MPH; Christine E. Chaisson, MPH; Catherine L. Hill, MD, MSc; Saara M.S. Totterman, MD; M. Elon Gale, MD; Katherine M. Skinner, PhD; Lewis Kazis, ScD; and Daniel R. Gale, MD

Your first step toward recovery.

Zimmer Biomet understands that making the decision to have any surgery can be stressful and difficult. We want you to understand the Subchondroplasty Procedure. Knowing what to expect is not only important for making the best possible decision about treatment — it’s your first step toward recovery.