Successful treatment of painful irreparable partial meniscal defects with a polyurethane scaffold: two-year safety and clinical outcomes.

@article{Verdonk2012SuccessfulTO,
  title={Successful treatment of painful irreparable partial meniscal defects with a polyurethane scaffold: two-year safety and clinical outcomes.},
  author={Peter C. M. Verdonk and Philippe Beaufils and Johan Bellemans and Patrick Djian and E L Heinrichs and Wouter Huysse and Heinz Laprell and Rainer Siebold and R. Verdonk},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={40 4},
  pages={844-53}
}
BACKGROUND A novel, biodegradable, polyurethane scaffold was designed to fulfill an unmet clinical need in the treatment of patients with painful irreparable partial meniscal defects. HYPOTHESIS The use of an acellular polyurethane scaffold for new tissue generation in irreparable partial meniscal defects provides both pain relief and improved functionality. STUDY DESIGN Case series; Level of evidence, 4. METHODS Fifty-two patients with irreparable partial meniscal defects (34 medial and… CONTINUE READING
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