Semitendinosus Graft as Meniscal Transplant
Autologous Semitendinosus Tendon Graft as Meniscal Transplant - a Clinical Pilot Study
Removal of meniscal tissue is described to result in poor knee function and a significant risk for future development of osteoarthritis. Different implants have been suggested to substitute a removed meniscus. Meniscal allograft transplantation is not widely available due to costs and availability. The semitendinosus tendon is a known graft with biological properties with potential to remodel and revascularize in an intraarticular environment such as anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. The objective for this study was to investigate whether the semitendinosus tendon graft could function as a meniscal transplant.
Improved subjective knee function
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January 1, 2018
January 1, 2026
Primary Completion Date
January 1, 2024
Inclusion Criteria: - Previous subtotal or total meniscectomy - Post meniscectomy symptoms - No osteoarthritic changes on radiography more than Ahlbäck 1 - Knee aligment (hip-knee-angle) +/- 3° - No persisting ACL insufficiency Exclusion Criteria: - Difficulty understanding the instructions - Current psychiatric diagnosis - Smoking
20 Years - 50 Years
Accepts Healthy Volunteers
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