Meniscus Transplant Can Ease Suffering Of Painful Knee

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A meniscus transplant, a rarely performed arthroscopic procedure, might help delay the onset of arthritis and relieve knee pain for young, active people.

“This can be a great procedure for someone under the age of 50 who has pain after a significant meniscal injury or multiple previous meniscus surgeries and is too young and active for a knee replacement,” said Dr. Patrick McCulloch, an orthopedic surgeon with the Methodist Center for Sports Medicine in Houston.

“In some cases, the meniscus has been damaged so severely that it has to be removed. This surgery works for people who have no functioning meniscus and have limited damage to the cartilage surfaces of the joint.”

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