MENISCAL TRANSPLANTATION SURGERY
A meniscus transplant or meniscal transplant is a transplant of the meniscus of the knee, which separates the thigh bone (femur) from the lower leg bone (tibia).
Meniscal transplantation (replacement or reconstruction) is gaining popularity in the treatment of patients under age 50 with early evidence of post-traumatic arthritis
For many older patients with this condition, a knee joint replacement might be the right option.
A meniscal transplant replaces the damaged meniscus with donor cartilage.
Meniscal transplants are not right for everyone. If you already have arthritis in your knee, a meniscal transplant may not help you. But for a select group of people, meniscal transplants can offer significant pain relief.
A Meniscus Transplant may be necessary to relieve pain if the injured meniscus is non-repairable.