A Review of Preclinical and Clinical Studies Using Synthetic Materials for Meniscus Replacement.
Umile Giuseppe Longo,
Wasim S. Khan,
The emerging field of tissue engineering holds the promise to use bio-materials for meniscus injury repair,
namely scaffold or meniscus implant. Many implants have been studied and several studies have been conducted to verify
the safety and quality of scaffolds. Preliminary data support the idea that synthetic implants can provide an alternative to
menyscectomy helping to preserve the cartilage and preventing arthritis in patient with menisci injuries. However, the
prevalence of postoperative complications varies within studies. Further investigations are required to evaluate the role of
these materials in the clinical practice.
Keywords: Biomaterials, clinical studies, meniscus, preclinical studies, scaffolds, synthetic materials, tissue engineering.
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