The Collagen Meniscus Implant is a first-generation tissue-engineered scaffold to reconstruct partial defects of the meniscus. After 20 years of both experimental and clinical experience, the device has proven to be safe and seems to reconstruct the deficient meniscus in a significant number of cases. Over the years, the surgical technique has evolved in order to make the procedure easier and faster. However, careful patient selection and a refined surgical technique still appear to be the most important factors in achieving a successful outcome. In this chapter, the authors review, step by step, the details and tricks relative to the procedure, as well as the mid-term results achieved in their series of patients. © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010.
|Title of host publication||The Meniscus|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2010|