Understanding Meniscus Transplants

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A healthy meniscus acts as a shock absorber and provides a smooth surface for your knee to glide on. Behind the knee cap (patella), each knee has two menisci located between the thigh bone (femur) and shin bone (tibia), which protect articular cartilage from wear and tear. The somewhat C-shaped medial meniscus is on the inside of your knee, whereas the more U-shaped lateral meniscus is on the outside of your knee.

Meniscus injuries, such as tears, are common and typically don’t heal well. Often times, only a small piece of meniscus has to be removed. However, In certain cases, a meniscus may be surgically removed completely or near completely because it is not
repairable. Without the meniscus to dampen the forces from continued movement, symptoms may return. The knee can become unstable over time, and the articular cartilage and bone surfaces may begin to wear and experience degenerative arthritis.

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