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Joint Center
Joint Surgery Clinic
Lateral Meniscal Transplantation
Lateral meniscal transplantation can be considered a viable option to prevent the initial stage/medium stage arthritis that is easy to occur after removal of a broad range of a cartilaginous plate.
Lateral Meniscal Transplantation
Definition
Lateral meniscus plays an important part as a buffer in the knee, but is prone to tear even without external injury due to work out and minor pain from a fall.
When damage occurs, a conservative approach should be made as much as possible, but in case the initial damage is too severe to remove a large amount of cartilaginous plate, chances of secondary arthritis increase and pain is felt in the knee.
Lateral meniscal transplantation can be considered a viable option to prevent the initial stage/medium stage arthritis that is easy to occur after removal of a broad range of cartilaginous plates.
Reasons
ㆍAge group 20-30: Male population enjoying excessive sports
ㆍPeople over 40: Without damage caused by excessive work out, a degenerative disease occurs in lateral
   meniscus. In the case of congenital malformation, even a minor external force can cause a tear.
   Home makers who often do house chores by bending their knees most of the time are not immune to it.
Symptoms
ㆍLocked symptom: In case movement of the joint is disturbed due to the pieces of cartilage ending up
   between the joints.
ㆍPains that occur when an individual gets up from a squatting position.
ㆍLocked symptom: The knees are not straightened with an aching feeling when the direction of the body is
   suddenly changed.
ㆍPains between the joints/Knees collapse without any force being applied.
ㆍAreas between the joints are filled with water leading to swelling
ㆍCreaks with every joint movement
Diagnosis
ㆍA diagnosis can be made by the patient’s symptoms and the doctor’s opinion
ㆍMagnetic Resonance Imagining (MRI)
ㆍSimultaneous rthroendoscopy-diagnosis and treatment
Treatment methods
According to the level of tear, suture or excision is performed.
ㆍPartial excision: In case the ruptured part is minimal
ㆍExcision: In case the ruptured part is both severe and extensive
ㆍTotal removal: In the case of degenerative arthritis, menisectomy is performed after excision
Symptoms subject to application
ㆍIn case a wide range of cartilaginous plate is unavoidably removed due to damage.
ㆍIn case damage to a cartilaginous plate is so severe that recovery seems impossible.
ㆍIn case arthritis has developed in the knee areas after a cartilaginous plate is removed.
ㆍIn case there is extensive damage to the Lateral meniscus in addition to the anterior cruciate ligament
   rupture.
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