Publication date 1991 - Basic Science
de Groot JH, Jansen HW, Klompmaker J, Nijenhuis AJ, Pennings AJ., Veth RP

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

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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2021 - Clinical Study

A comparison between Polyurethane and Collagen Meniscal Scaffold for Partial Meniscal Defects: Similar positive clinical results at a mean of 10-Years of Follow-up.

Filardo G, Grassi A, Lucidi GA, Poggi A, Reale D, Zaffagnini S
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2003 - Basic Science

A porous polymer scaffold for meniscal lesion repair–a study in dogs.

Buma P, de Groot JH, Heijkants RG, Pennings AJ., Tienen TG, Veth RP
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