Meniscectomy vs Meniscus Replacement
The meniscus is the key force distributor of the knee joint. When torn, it fails to protect the tibia from the forces exerted by walking and sports. If a surgeon removes the torn part of the meniscus, the pain is often relieved for a while—until the cartilage and bone underneath wear down. Here's our recommendation on treatment for meniscus tears to avoid this onset of arthritis.
Recommended Reading on Meniscus Transplantation
- Save the Meniscus by Kevin R. Stone, MD
- No Meniscus Procedure Is Ever Standard by Kevin R. Stone, MD
- What’s New in Meniscus Replacement by Kevin R. Stone, MD