For many patients, due to various reasons, they no longer have enough functional meniscus left to protect their knee and allow for normal daily activities. When this is the case, a meniscal transplant may be recommended by Dr. Lowe as the best treatment option.
Indications for a meniscal transplant are as follows:
- Absence of adequate amount of meniscus tissue.
- Significant joint pain
In order for a meniscal transplant to have the highest potential for success, the patient must have good articular surfaces. Patients with moderate to severe arthritic changes are not good candidates for a meniscal transplant procedure.
During your office visit and consultation, Dr. Lowe will discuss with you any recommendations, indications and precautions. He will also explain the possibilty if a meniscal transplant is right for you.