Navigation Links
Study of 137 Meniscus Transplant Procedures in Patients with Arthritis is Presented to the Meniscus Transplantation Study Group at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting

Follow-Up Study Supports Biologic Joint Reconstruction Rather Than

Artificial Total Knee Replacement

SAN FRANCISCO, March 6 /PRNewswire/ -- In a report to the meeting of the Meniscus Transplantation Study Group, presented during the 2008 meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Kevin R. Stone, M.D., of the Stone Research Foundation, San Francisco, presented an update on the outcome of 137 patients with arthritis who have undergone allograft replacement procedures of the meniscus since 1997.

In the follow-up study of objective clinical evaluation and imaging of the knee and the patients' subjective evaluation, 111 patients experienced successful outcomes after periods ranging from three months to 10.5 years. The failure rate was 19% with a mean time to failure of 4.79 years.

The allograft replacement procedure replaces the meniscus with a donor allograft. The procedure, which is used to protect the articular cartilage and/or reduce pain, is performed on an outpatient basis and is done arthroscopically and is, therefore, minimally invasive.

"The importance of this study," according to Dr. Stone, "is that it documents that meniscus replacement is an excellent option for some patients facing artificial total knee replacement. It can reduce patient pain and also delay the necessity for total replacement."

"The study also showed," he said, "that meniscal allograft transplantation is a viable treatment option for arthritic patients of all ages."

Among the unexpected study results was the variation in the objective and subjective evaluations of the procedure's success. In some cases, patients reported reduced or no pain when the objective evaluation and imaging seemed to indicate significant arthritis.

"Thus, subjective patient outcomes are critical in evaluating the success of the procedure," said Dr. Stone.

About The Stone Research Foundation

The Stone Research Foundation engages in research, development and education to prevent, treat and reverse arthritis and joint injuries. Its goal is to find minimally invasive biologic joint replacement treatments. It seeks to harness natural healing and regenerative capacities to reconstruct joints damaged by arthritis and injury. The Stone Research Foundation is a non-profit 501( c )3 organization (Tax I.D. # 94-3228007).

For more information, please contact:

Stephanie Stern, Stern & Co. at 212 888-0044

SOURCE Stone Research Foundation
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. New study sheds light on excessive drinking among the elderly
2. When it comes to emotions, Eastern and Western cultures see things very differently: Study
3. Aromatherapy Falls Short, Study Finds
4. New Study: Aging Baby Boomers Could Overwhelm U.S. Health Care System by 2017, Unless Decisive Action Is Taken
5. Carnegie Mellon study shows just listening to cell phones significantly impairs drivers
6. Southgate Community Schools To Present Studywiz Spark at Michigan Computer Users in Learning (MACUL) Conference
7. WHI follow-up study: Risks of long-term hormone therapy continue to outweigh benefits
8. Diamonds Retirement Study Finds Companies Ill-Prepared to Meet Baby Boomers Health and Wealth Needs
9. Study shows cholesterol-lowering power of dietitian visits
10. Mass. General Hospital receives Gates Foundation grant to expand HIV controllers study
11. Genome-wide association study on Parkinsons disease finds public home at NIH
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... Lizzie’s Lice Pickers just announced a special promotion ... off of their purchase of lice treatment product. In addition, customers will receive a ... company spokesperson. “Finding lice is a sure way to ruin the holidays, so we ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... VVA (PRWEB) , ... November 27, 2015 , ... ... motto of progress through sharing, the 2016 Building Better Radiology Marketing ... The conference will begin on Sunday, March 6, 2016, at Caesars Palace in ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Keeping in mind challenges faced by parents ... consultation, has collaborated with a leading web-based marketplace for extra-curricular activities for children ... and bring advice from parenting experts within their reach. As a part of ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... 27, 2015 , ... Avid collector, Andrew Hawley from Vintage Rock Posters, announces ... This is one of Joplin's most famous and beautiful concert posters. The concert was ... in Ann Arbor. The According to Hawley, "It is hard to believe that Joplin's ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... and Cambridge, ON (PRWEB) , ... November 26, ... ... the availability of a real-time eReferral system for diagnostic imaging in the Waterloo ... X-rays, mammography, BMD and Nuclear Medicine tests directly from their electronic medical record ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/27/2015)... , Niederlande, November 27, 2015 ... fotodynamischer Bremachlorin-Therapie bei fortgeschrittenem Krebs.   --> ... Bremachlorin-Therapie bei fortgeschrittenem Krebs.   --> ... Bremachlorin-Therapie bei fortgeschrittenem Krebs.   Clinical ... --> Clinical Cancer Research vom ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ) ... "2016 Global Tumor Marker Testing Market: Supplier ... Segment Forecasts, Innovative Technologies, Instrumentation Review, Competitive ... offering. --> ) has ... Global Tumor Marker Testing Market: Supplier Shares ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... november 2015 AAIPharma Services Corp./Cambridge ... investering aan van ten minste $15,8 miljoen ... het mondiale hoofdkantoor in Wilmington, ... in extra kantoorruimte en extra capaciteit voor ... behoeften van de farmaceutische en biotechnologische markten. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: