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Early results indicate safety and efficacy of lateral collagen meniscus implant

September 4, 2015

Investigators found significant improvements in all clinical scores from preoperative values to 2-year follow-up in patients who received a lateral Collagen Meniscus Implant for the treatment of irreparable lateral meniscus tears or partial lateral meniscal defects and linked high BMI, chronic injuries and concomitant surgery with worse results; however, investigators noted results gradually improved during the follow-up.

Researchers prospectively evaluated 43 patients after they underwent treatment of partial lateral meniscal defects using the Collagen Meniscus Implant.  For 6 months, all patients received the same rehabilitation treatment until they returned to tolerable activity levels. They were followed up at 6 months, 12 months and 24 months after the procedure. During the follow-ups, researchers evaluated patients using Lysholm, Tegner Activity Scale and VAS scores as well as a functional and satisfaction questionnaire. Researchers also recorded any serious adverse events and reoperations.

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