When your articular cartilage damage is still limited to a small, contained area, your surgeon can opt for a so-called knee resurfacing surgery. During such a surgery, the cartilage lesion in the knee is replaced by a small resurfacing implant which will restore the cartilage surface, enabling the bones in the knee joint to articulate smoothly again. The aim is to directly recreate the original weight-bearing joint surface for pain relief, maximum mobility and minimum rehabilitation.