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Collagen meniscal implant

A commercial product that is formed from collagen material pre-shaped into a knee meniscus.

By soaking the scaffold in the patient's blood or specially-prepared cells, the cells regenerate using the collagen scaffold as a template.

Collagen implants are relevant where there is a defect in the meniscus that could be filled by the implant, but the anterior and posterior horns of the meniscus and the outer rim are intact.

Other relevant resources on this site:

Collagen meniscus implant (a case study - part 3c of a course)

21 Jun, 2010

Part 3c of a course by Dr Kevin Stone on Biologic Knee Replacement.

2008 - Comparison of the Collagen Meniscus Implant with Partial Meniscectomy.

21 Jul, 2008

An 'interpretation' of a 2008 paper looking at whether the use of a collagen meniscus is valuable after meniscus injury. The conclusion was there there was some likely benefit in patients who had had a previous meniscectomy but not in patients who had just torn their meniscus.

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