A porous polyurethane prosthesis was used to replace the lateral meniscus in the dog. After an initial ingrowth of fibrous tissue, the prostheses became filled with tissue strongly resembling normal meniscal fibrocartilage. Although less severe than seen after total meniscectomy, cartilage degeneration was frequent, possibly because tissue ingrowth in the prostheses occurred too slowly. Porous polymers can be useful for replacement of the meniscus, provided that chemical and physical properties are optimized. (C) 1996 Elsevier Science Limited.
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - Jun-1996|
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