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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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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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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

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How is an extruded meniscus repaired?

Meniscus : I am not sure exactly what you are talking about. You can tear a meniscus. To fix this problem, you need to have a "knee scope". The torn meniscus can either be repaired or removed depending on location of tear. ...Read more

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What to do in meniscus torn at the age29?

What to do in meniscus torn at the age29?

C knee specialist: A symptomatic tear requires an arthroscopic removal or repair. Don't wait, 2 young 2 ignore it. ...Read more

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May have torn my meniscus. What should I do?

May have torn my meniscus. What should I do?

See your Physician: If you think you have torn your meniscus your should be examined. Your primary care may feel comfortable making that diagnosis by exam or may order an mri. If you do have a meniscal tear at your age you would be best treated with an arthroscopic surgery done by an orthopedic surgeon. To avoid further injury avoid twisting and squatting, and use ice to help with the pain and swelling. ...Read more

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How could you tell if you torn your meniscus?

Depends...: Many people with torn menisci have no symptoms at all... Most do not experience much discomfort with walking... A few do. The most painful activities typically associate with a meniscus tear include kneeling, squatting, pivoting and twisting. Some may also experience giving way or locking if the piece is torn piece is large enough. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a torn meniscus?

What are the signs of a torn meniscus?

Joint line pain or: The hinge where your femur meets your tibia will be tender and can click or catch typically on the inside. Clicking and catching are two positive tests for a meniscus tear. The patfem joint is the joint around your kneecap. If you have swelling in your knee, joint line pain and a history of an injury the likelihood of a meniscus tear is more significant. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of meniscus surgery?

Many: If you have a meniscus tear that has is symptomatic, i.e. Pain, swelling, locking up or catching, or causing your knee to give way then surgery is a great option to remove the torn meniscus making it stable and getting you back to symptom free function. ...Read more

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Can surgery fix a torn meniscus?

Can surgery fix a torn meniscus?

Depends: Yes, but many factors affect the success of meniscus repair. These include age of the patient (better if younger than 40), location of the tear, and the type of tear. Your surgeon will likely take all these points into consideration when performing your surgery. ...Read more

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Can a meniscus tear hear by itself?

Sometimes: That depends upon the location and the type of tear. Small tears that are close to the outside edge of the meniscus may heal by their own. Tears closer to the inner free edge of the meniscus probably will not. ...Read more

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Medial meniscus tear , does it heal?

Not usually: Meniscal tears do not usually heal on their own but require surgical intervention. ...Read more