Thursday, September 01, 2005

Meniscal transplant an alternative to knee replacement for young individuals

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Young individuals with deficient cartilages of the knee ( menisci) are at risk of developing arthritis soon. This can be avoided by undergoing a meniscal transplant. As shown here, a meniscus is harvested from a cadaver and can be stored. It can be then transplanted into the knee of a meniscal deficient individual by open or arthroscopic surgery. This procedure is now available in India as an alternative to knee replacement in young individuals. Off course the ligaments of the knee should also be intact and there should be no bow leg deformities.

Knee & Shoulder Orthopedic specialist Chennai

Knee & Shoulder specialist India, Dr.A.K.Venkatachalam,MS,DNB,FRCS,MCh Orth. performs total knee replacement, Unicondylar replacement, ACL reconstruction, high tibial osteotomy, arthroscopy, cartilage surgery, meniscal transplant for UK citizens, NRI"s & Indians in Chennai in laminar air flow theatres.
Shoulder procedures include mini open rotator cuff repair, stabilization of shoulder dislocations, internal fixation and replacement of fractures.
UK citizens on NHS waiting lists for surgery can benefit from immediate surgery in well equipped hospitals from western qualfied specialist.