Navigation Links
New Data Reveals That Total Knee Replacement Can be Deferred Using Biologic and Bionic Meniscus Replacement Procedures
Date:2/9/2012

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- This week at American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons in San Francisco, a group of renowned orthopedic surgeons from around the world gathered to discuss the latest findings for meniscus transplantations.  New data on knee joint cartilage and meniscus transplantation presented at the 27th annual Meniscus Transplantation Study Group revealed that the meniscus tissue can be successfully replaced by tissue replacements such as cadaveric allografts, using artificial materials such as polyurethane scaffolds, and using polycarbonate-urethane implants. These advances bode well for all those who have developed knee pain or arthritis and want to avoid a total knee replacement.

The meniscus cartilage is the key shock absorber in the knee joint, and when injured, it is often removed. Loss of this critical structure often leads to joint pain and arthritis. Of the 1.4 million knee surgeries occurring in the United States each year, 98% of them result in the removal of meniscus tissue.

Eight investigators from five different countries presented on the science of meniscus replacement. From the United States, Kevin R. Stone, MD of the Meniscus Transplant Center at The Stone Clinic in San Francisco presented the largest and longest study of meniscus transplantation. The study spanned 16 years of data with approximately 80% success at improving patient pain and function in both pristine and arthritic knees. Many patients were able to return to a wide range of sporting activities after undergoing meniscus transplantation.

Mathew T. Provencher, MD, MC, USN of the US Navy presented data on the biomechanical changes in the knee for soldiers with a new meniscus and an osteotomy realignment procedure. The soldiers' pain was diminished and some were able to return to active duty.

Peter Verdonk, MD of Belgium unveiled a novel artificial meniscus implant made from polycarbonate-urethane. The implant is meant for patients who have a missing meniscus and knee pain, but whose knees are otherwise healthy. The data is preliminary but represents a new bionic approach to cartilage replacement. Dr. Verdonk also described the successes and failures of an artificial scaffold designed to regrow tissue called Actifit. The complication rate is still too high at 20%, but improvements are planned.

The global nature of cartilage loss and arthritis is being addressed and today offers young and old patient solutions that can be performed without removing bone or opening the joint, and permits return to sports.

 


'/>"/>
SOURCE Meniscus Transplant Center
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Recent Study Reveals Benefits to Women From DHEA Hormone
2. BASIS Science to Demo Basis Band at 2012 International CES; Reveals Design of Web Dashboard
3. GeckoSystems Reveals Concept Design for the 21st Century Wheelchair
4. Lilly Oncology Reveals Findings From Study of JAK2 Inhibitor for Blood Cancers at ASH Meeting
5. Jones Lang LaSalle Reveals 16 U.S. Regions Vying as Established or Emerging Markets for Life Sciences Industry
6. CVS/pharmacy Survey Reveals Consumer Misconceptions Standing in the Way of Getting a Flu Shot
7. Leading Medical Device Industry Resource Qmed Reveals Significant Enhancements Based on User-Driven Feedback
8. BASIS Reveals Details of Heart Rate and Health Tracker; Plans to Showcase Basis Band at Health 2.0
9. Lung Cancer Study Reveals Similar Outcomes for African-American and Caucasian Patients Treated With Alimta®
10. New Survey Reveals Pharmacists Are Increasingly Struggling to Care for Patients Amid Predatory Audits, Unfair Reimbursement Practices
11. Bayer Study Reveals Gaps in Perception of Veterinary Care Between Vets and Pet Owners
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/12/2017)... AVACEN Medical , Inc. (AVACEN) announced that ... New Product Innovation Award for Its fibromyalgia pain management ... medical device market research by Frost & Sullivan,s industry experts. ... pain relief product, the AVACEN 100, offers a safe and ... pain. ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE: ... drug administration, today announced that it will release third-quarter ... October 26, 2017, and will follow with a conference ... 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time. To participate on the call, ... ID is 94093362. ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... , Oct. 11, 2017  Caris Life Sciences ® ... fulfilling the promise of precision medicine, today announced that ... Caris, Precision Oncology Alliance™ (POA) as its 17 th ... the St. Jude Crosson Cancer Institute will help develop ... use of tumor profiling, making cancer treatment more precise ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 12, 2017 , ... Asante, a nationally recognized health system ... their existing home health joint venture through an agreement, effective October 1, 2017, ... venture home health company with Asante, delivering clinically integrated care, for the past ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... has recently contributed a medical article to the newly revamped Cosmetic Town ... article spotlights the hair transplant procedure known as Follicular Unit Extraction ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Leading pediatric oncology experts at Children’s National Health System ... Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) Oct. 12-15. Chaired by ... and Blood Disorders at Children’s National, and Stephen P. Hunger, M.D., Chief of ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Women-owned and Grand Rapids-based workplace ... Brightest in Wellness® by Best and Brightest. OnSite Wellness will be honored at ... from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Henry Autograph Collection Hotel, located ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... property taxes a year. In some states—like New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Texas, ... many overseas retirement havens have extremely low property-tax rates, which contributes to the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):