Meniscus tearing that leads to significant meniscal deficiency can result in chronic pain and swelling, and can lead to accelerated arthritis in the knee. For symptomatic patients that do not have significant arthritis, knee instability, or knee malalignment, a cadaveric meniscus transplantation can be considered. Good to excellent outcomes can be seen in approximately 80% of patients at 10 years. Transplantation can restore improved knee function in select people, although the transplant graft is biomechanically inferior to a normal meniscus and can tear in up to 30% at 5 years.
If you think you might benefit from a meniscus transplantation, contact our office for a consultation.
Watch a video of a medial meniscus allograft transplantation