Missing a Meniscus? No Need to Miss Out on an Active Life.

November 7, 2014 4:08 AM

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Missing a Meniscus? No Need to Miss Out on an Active Life.

Don't give up on your knee. Even if you had your meniscus cartilage removed and no longer have the shock absorber in your knee; even if you have developed osteoarthritis and can barely walk without pain, there is still a chance that your knee can be restored. Not only that, there is a strong chance you can get back to high levels of activity and stay active for a long time to come. I'm not talking about an artificial knee replacement. I am talking about rebuilding a knee naturally by replacing the missing meniscus with donor tissue and regenerating the damaged articular cartilage to fix the arthritis.

A new study [1] helps shed some light on this claim. The Stone Research Foundation, a non-profit foundation that I chair, has recently published a long-term study of 49 patients who developed knee pain and arthritis after having had their meniscus removed years ago. Included in the study were former...

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