Missing meniscus - what now?
A missing meniscus after injury or surgery is a common cause of persistent discomfort and progressive osteoarthritis, especially in young patients. Even a small loss of meniscus substance leads to a strong increase in the pressure load on the joint cartilage. In the meantime, however, there are promising methods to replace the meniscus and to normalise the pressure conditions in the joint by increasing the contact surface of the joint partners. A distinction is made between a donor meniscus (allograft) and an artificial meniscus replacement. You can read about the exact differences, the areas of application and the procedure of these elegant but technically demanding surgical methods on the new information page on meniscus transplantation/meniscus replacement.