Surgery

New way to evaluate meniscus tear outcomes

An individual's meniscus (cushion in the knee) is one of the most important ligaments in the leg providing stability, load bearing and preservation of the knee joint. It is also one of the most easily injured areas and difficult ...

Medical research

Meniscus regenerated with 3-D printed implant

Columbia University Medical Center researchers have devised a way to replace the knee's protective lining, called the meniscus, using a personalized 3D-printed implant, or scaffold, infused with human growth factors that ...

Surgery

Animal joint surgeries may lead to human repairs

A pair of unique surgical procedures performed on animals promises to revolutionize the ways surgeons repair cartilage and meniscus tears in human knees and other joints.

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Obesity, aging genes may play role in arthritis

(Medical Xpress)—Studying gene activity in tissue removed from injured knees, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that genes related to obesity and aging may contribute to the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Is surgery the only option for meniscal tear and osteoarthritis?

Many middle age and older adults have disabling knee pain due to a tear in the meniscus, an important supporting structure in the knee that is often damaged in patients with underlying knee osteoarthritis. In the United States, ...

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