Induction of meniscal regeneration in dogs using a novel biomaterial.

  title={Induction of meniscal regeneration in dogs using a novel biomaterial.},
  author={James D. Cook and James L Tomlinson and John M. Kreeger and Cristi Reeves Cook},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  volume={27 5},
A unique biomaterial, porcine small intestinal submucosa, was used to construct grafts for implantation into surgically created medial meniscal defects in dogs. Five dogs received grafts and two were left untreated as controls. All dogs were evaluated at 4, 8, and 12 weeks by means of lameness scoring, force plate analysis, and ultrasonography. Twelve weeks after implantation the dogs were sacrificed and the replacement tissue was evaluated for gross and histologic appearance, amount… CONTINUE READING
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