Porous polymer implant for repair of meniscal lesions: a preliminary study in dogs.
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Groningen, The Netherlands.
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Nov 01, 1991
Artificial meniscal lesions extending into the avascular part of the meniscus, which do not heal by any other means, were repaired by suturing either a porous polymer implant or a synovial flap into the defect. The implant guided the ingrowth of vascular repair tissue into the defect. This fibrous tissue later on transformed into fibrocartilage. Reconstruction with a synovial flap was not successful. It appeared that healing can be achieved by implantation of a porous polymer implant in a large number of cases. Future research will be aiming at improvement of the results of meniscal repair and application of this type of polymer for repair of cartilage defects.
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