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Porous polymer implant for repair of meniscal lesions: a preliminary study in dogs.

Authors
  • Klompmaker, J1
  • Jansen, H W
  • Veth, R P
  • de Groot, J H
  • Nijenhuis, A J
  • Pennings, A J
  • 1 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Groningen, The Netherlands. , (Netherlands)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Biomaterials
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Nov 01, 1991
Volume
12
Issue
9
Pages
810–816
Identifiers
PMID: 1764550
Source
Medline
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

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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