A meniscal scaffold is a bio-engineered framework upon which cells can be seeded to create a replacement meniscus.

meniscal scaffold sewn into place A meniscal scaffold is trimmed to fit a meniscal defect and sewn into place.


Collagen meniscus

The best known meniscus scaffold is based on collagen.

Collagen meniscus
Collagen scaffold

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



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