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Is stem cell a procedure for me? I am 33 and have a damaged meniscus from a previous injury. I had a doctor tell me that i need a meniscal allograft.

Is stem cell a procedure for me? I am 33 and have a damaged meniscus from a previous injury. I had a doctor tell me that i need a meniscal allograft.

Stem cell: The terminology of "stem cell" use in the knee is being thrown around quite freely. A quasi "stem cell" approach is the platelet rich plasm (prp) injections that are gaining traction for osteoarthritis of the knee. Meniscal allograft has a limited indication in a "young" patient with joint pain, intact adjoining articular surfaces and previous total meniscectomy. ...Read more

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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Transplant (Definition)

In medicine: a transfer from one body or body part to another of an organ (liver, heart, lung, kidney, pancreas bowel) or tissue (hand, face, hair). The immune system fights foreign invaders (like infections) so it will reject transplants from other people (allotransplants) because they look like infections. So transplants usually require drugs to ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: allograft?

What is the definition or description of: allograft?

A graft of tissue...: Allograft, when used medically, generally refers to transplants. One takes a tissue (heart, kidney, skin, liver, lung etc) from one person (same species) and transplants that tissue into another person that is genetically different (within that species). That is an allograft. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: transplant?

What is the definition or description of: transplant?

Transfer: In medicine: a transfer from one body or body part to another of an organ (liver, heart, lung, kidney, pancreas bowel) or tissue (hand, face, hair). The immune system fights foreign invaders (like infections) so it will reject transplants from other people (allotransplants) because they look like infections. So transplants usually require drugs to prevent this (immunosuppressive medications). ...Read more

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Ideas? What organs and tissues have been succesfully transplanted since the 1950s?

Tx organs/tissues: Kidney, liver, pancreas, heart, lung, intestine, limb,face, vascular composite allografts (VCA) ...Read more

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Can you get a PCL transplant if you rupture yours?

Yes: A graft is placed through tunnels drilled in the bones to reconstruct the torn ligament. It is less common than acl surgery. Many people that have isolated PCL tears can function normally without surgery. ...Read more

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What occurs during a meniscus transplant?

New Meniscus: A new cadaver meniscus is implanted to replace the one that is deficient. There are several ways this is done. You then are given restrictions with weight bearing and range of motion to allow time for the new meniscus to heal. ...Read more

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What is the success rate of a meniscus transplant?

What is the success rate of a meniscus transplant?

Not bad: Clinical studies have demonstrated a 75 to 85 percent success rate for meniscal transplantation.Good luck thanks. ...Read more

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What if i forgot to take my moring dosage but took it right away after 8 hrs is that fine? anti-rejections for kidney transplant

Important: Remember, it is of the greatest importance that you try to take your immunosuppressant medications in a timely fashion. It's administered that way so that your blood levels are appropriate to protect the transplant and minimize adverse effects of too high a drug level. Please review this with your transplant nephrologist to have a plan for issues like this in the future. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I had a kidney transplant 14 years ago. I want to start skydiving on the weekends. Any concerns?

I had a kidney transplant 14 years ago. I want to start skydiving on the weekends. Any concerns?

All depends: Many renal transplant recipients have active lifestyle and transplant itself is not a contraindication to skydiving. If you are 28 years old and has no cardiac issues, I don't see a problem. However, since you have only one functioning kidney, you need to be careful not to sustain trauma that can cause irreversible damage to the allograft. ...Read more

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Allograft (Definition)

Allograft, when used medically, generally refers to transplants. One takes a tissue (heart, kidney, skin, liver, lung etc) from one person (same species) and transplants that tissue into another person that is genetically different (within that species). ...Read more


Dr. Amy Friedman
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Transplantation (Definition)

Transplantation is the process of transplanting organs from a donor to a recipient and includes surgery ...Read more