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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
Meniscal transplants are rare…: This is a rarely performed operation. If it's been recent then maybe it is related to your surgery. If it was a long time ago, I would contact your surgeon to see if you're having complications. Sometimes the transplanted meniscus can tear as it may not have healed properly. See an orthopedic specialist. ...Read more
Yes: Meniscus allograft transplant surgery can be done in carefully selected patients with about 80% success. Surgery is generally done for young individuals under 30. It's a very technically demanding surgery. There maybe other options that are better for you in your age group. You should see a sports medicine specialist who performs meniscus transplants usually at select hospitals. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What type of lifestyle can I expect after meniscus transplant surgery w/ ACL revision? Return to sports? Activities to avoid?
Never give up: The goal of these surgeries is full functional recovery. The success is highly dependent on the post-op rehab. Work hard in rehab. And follow restrictions closely, and you may be surprised with your functional success. Not everyone gets back to high level athletics, but some do. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rotational force on : Most tears of the meniscus occur from a rotational force on the knee joint. Surprisingly, this force does not need to be that great to cause a tear of the meniscus. Perfect example is sitting cross legged(indian style), is enough force to tear it. ...Read more