Meniscus Transplant Surgery in Bayonne and Bloomfield
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If your meniscus is severely damaged or has been removed, it is likely that the articular cartilage protecting your knee will begin to wear. As this cartilage wears away, it becomes frayed and rough. Moving the bones along this exposed surface is painful. This condition is osteoarthritis.
Meniscal tears are most commonly caused by twisting or pivoting motion of the joint. This can happen during certain activities, such as when lifting or playing tennis. Meniscal tears can also occur due to degenerative processes as we age, as the meniscus becomes worn it can tear more easily.
The goal of meniscal transplant surgery is to replace the meniscus cushion before the articular cartilage is damaged. The donor cartilage supports and stabilizes the knee joint. This relieves knee pain.
Meniscal transplants can be quite helpful, but are not a good option for every patient. For patients who are carefully and correctly selected, meniscal transplant surgery can provide significant benefits. Dr. Augustin will discuss the best options specific to your injury.