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2009-08-04 08:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The Stone Clinic in San Francisco reported it implanted the first commercially available meniscus templates in California this past week, opening up a whole new field of meniscus reconstruction. The implant permits segmental rebuilding of portions damaged or missing meniscus cartilage, the fibrous shock absorber of the knee. To date doctors have only been able to remove, suture repair or replace the whole meniscus with cadaver tissue. There was no...

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2009-01-15 16:42:19

Professional golfer Vijay Singh says he believes his right knee will be stronger following arthroscopic surgery in Jacksonville, Fla. Singh is expected to be sidelined about three weeks. He said his next PGA event should be the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am Feb. 12-15. The 46-year-old Singh had the operation Wednesday to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee. The doctor says I'll be on crutches for a few days, and then I'll be OK, Singh said Thursday. I don't consider this a big...

2008-07-24 12:01:21

First of all, can you describe what the meniscal transplant procedure entails?The meniscus is a C-shaped cartilage between the end of the thigh bone and the tibia. When some people remove it, they go on to get early arthritis. If they get arthritis, if you catch it early enough, you can put a meniscus back in from a donor that is size-matched. That will decrease or relieve pain and hopefully prevent the progression of arthritis, but it doesn't guarantee to do that. We just hope to decrease...

2006-03-10 18:19:07

By Will Boggs, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Damage to the meniscus -- a cartilage disk that cushions the knee joint -- increases the risk of cartilage loss in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee, according to a report. "The meniscus performs an important function in the joint and removing it (either in part or whole) will only enhance the rate of structural change within the joint," Dr. David J. Hunter from Boston University School of Medicine, Massachusetts told Reuters...