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Meniscus

The meniscus is the shock absorber in the knee and it also provides a significant amount of the joints stability. Damage to the meniscus is often a secondary injury to a traumatic event such as an ACL rupture during sport.

Much of the meniscus receives no blood supply from the body and therefore a repair is not possible. The standard of care in this situation is a meniscectomy where the damaged section of meniscus is cut away arthroscopically.

Meniscus

The meniscus is the shock absorber in the knee and it also provides a significant amount of the joints stability. Damage to the meniscus is often a secondary injury to a traumatic event such as an ACL rupture during sport.

Much of the meniscus receives no blood supply from the body and therefore a repair is not possible. The standard of care in this situation is a meniscectomy where the damaged section of meniscus is cut away arthroscopically.

Orteq ActiFit

Around 80% of patients do well following meniscectomy however the long-term prognosis for the health of the knee does decrease and some patients continue to suffer pain and meaningful damage to the joint surface. For these patients there has historically not been a good follow up treatment.

Joint Operations are at the forefront of regenerative meniscus surgery. We have partnered with Orteq to provide the synthetic Actifit implant for partial meniscus replacement.

With results now exceeding 8 years, the Actifit has been accepted by leading joint preservation surgeons within the UK as an excellent solution to suitable patients with poor meniscal function.

Orteq ActiFit

Around 80% of patients do well following meniscectomy however the long-term prognosis for the health of the knee does decrease and some patients continue to suffer pain and meaningful damage to the joint surface. For these patients there has historically not been a good follow up treatment.

Joint Operations are at the forefront of regenerative meniscus surgery. We have partnered with Orteq to provide the synthetic Actifit implant for partial meniscus replacement.

With results now exceeding 8 years, the Actifit has been accepted by leading joint preservation surgeons within the UK as an excellent solution to suitable patients with poor meniscal function.

Allosource

For patients that have suffered a catastrophic meniscal injury, a partial scaffold is generally not suitable as surrounding healthy tissue is needed for it to incorporate effectively.

Traditionally these patients would have received a total meniscectomy, the removal of their meniscus. In any active patient this guarantees the need for joint replacement surgery within a relatively short time period.

To provide a better alternative Joint Operations has partnered with the worlds leading soft tissue bank Allosource to provide sized matched meniscus transplants for UK patients.

Allosource

For patients that have suffered a catastrophic meniscal injury, a partial scaffold is generally not suitable as surrounding healthy tissue is needed for it to incorporate effectively.

Traditionally these patients would have received a total meniscectomy, the removal of their meniscus. In any active patient this guarantees the need for joint replacement surgery within a relatively short time period.

To provide a better alternative Joint Operations has partnered with the worlds leading soft tissue bank Allosource to provide sized matched meniscus transplants for UK patients.