The Subchondroplasty® (SCP®) Procedure
Subchondroplasty is a minimally invasive, fluoroscopically assisted procedure that targets and fills subchondral bone defects through the delivery of AccuFill® BSM, a highly porous, nanocrystalline injectable calcium phosphate.
Many patients who undergo this outpatient procedure are able to significantly delay, and possibly avoid, having a total knee replacement. The Subchondroplasty Procedure is usually performed along with arthroscopy for visualization and treatment of findings inside the joint. In some cases, an open or mini-open procedure is necessary for access to the defect.
Dr. Goding is a nationally recognized leader in the Subchondroplsty Procedure with extensive experience using it to treat bone marrow lesions. He was recently invited to the Master’s Course for Subchondroplasty, a meeting where the national leaders in this procedure share their experiences. He also received $350,000, the largest grant ever given, to study the Subchondroplasty Procedure in the tissue biomechanics lab in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Illinois.
Dr. Goding is currently recruiting patients into his study of this procedure. He believes his research will answer many questions regarding the medium- and long-term effects the procedure has on bone inflammation, bone remodeling and clinical pain relief.