For patients who have had their meniscus removed, the Cartilage Restoration Center of Indiana offers an innovative option called a meniscal transplant. It is important to remember that, while only what seems is a part of the meniscus was removed, often the effect to the knee (from a functional standpoint) is the same as a total meniscectomy.
With meniscal transplantation, a sized-matched cadaver donor meniscus is transplanted into the site of the original meniscus. Unlike other forms of transplantation, this procedure does not require patients to be on medications to prevent rejection. To make you aware of any potential bias, Dr. Farr discloses that he shares a patent for one of the instrumentation systems that assists surgeons in performing the procedure of meniscal allograft transplantation.