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What occurs during a meniscus transplant?

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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Dr. Creighton Wright
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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 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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Treating a Torn Meniscus (Checklist)

Get imaging, including MRI, to be sure that is the only issue
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Discuss NSAIDs with physician
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Start physical therapy
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Consider pool therapy
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What to do if I have odd pain meniscus transplant?

What to do if I have odd pain meniscus transplant?

Meniscal transplants are rareā€¦: 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

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Has anyone undergone a meniscus transplant surgery with success?

Has anyone undergone a meniscus transplant surgery with success?

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 more

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What type of lifestyle can I expect after meniscus transplant surgery w/ ACL revision? Return to sports? Activities to avoid?

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 more

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Can a meniscus be replaced?

Can a meniscus be replaced?

Yes: A meniscus can be replaced with an allograft (from a human donor cadaver) but there are criteria for doing it. If you have arthritis in the area, then it won't work. Most surgeons feel that there is an age limit. ...Read more

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Is it possible to fix meniscus?

Is it possible to fix meniscus?

Yes.: Depending on the type of tear. Some can be surgically repaired. Some can't and have to be trimmed out. ...Read more

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What you do for a turn meniscus?

Depends: Depends on the patient's age, the severity of the tear and whether there is instability of the knee. All these factors need to be known whether physical therapy, surgery or reconstructive surgery would be recommended. ...Read more

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What are ways to tear your meniscus?

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