A commercial product that is formed from collagen material pre-shaped to suit the anatomical structure for which it is to be used.

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


Ian McDermott FRCS explains the current options for managing a meniscus tear.

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.

An 'interpretation' of an article from 2004 discussing the concepts of re-growing a meniscus from scaffolds and stem cells.