A meniscal transplant is the transplant of a donor meniscus into the patient when their own meniscus is damaged beyond repair.
Techniques of meniscus transplantation
The graft can be inserted via different methods. Most often donor meniscus with a bone block is prepared and slotted into a matching slot in the bone at the top of the tibia in a 'tongue-and-groove' fashion. Cells from the patient will migrate into the transplanted tissue and help to restore its function.
See also -
from the Experts -
- Expert view - 2017 - What is meniscus preservation and why does it matter? - by Prof Raju Vaishya (Knee Surgeon)
- Journal interpretation - 2021 - The future of meniscus science: international expert consensus - interpreted by Dr Sheila Strover (Clinical Editor)