What is a Meniscal Transplant?

meniscus-surgery-clearwaterMeniscal Transplant Clearwater is a procedure to replace a non-functional meniscus with cadaver tissue. This can prevent the progression of arthritis and help to relieve pain. The Meniscus is the prime shock absorber in the knee. Meniscal Transplants are often done as an arthroscopic procedure to make surgery less invasive and improve the speed of recovery time.

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What causes a torn/non-functional meniscus?

A torn meniscus can be caused by a number of different things. Some of the most common causes are listed below:

  • Trauma to the knee
  • A sudden pivot or turn
  • Heavy lifting or deep squatting
  • Normal Aging (slow tear)