Over 140 procedures have now been undertaken and University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust remains the leading referral centre for the UK. Mr Spalding and Mr Thompson now have over 10 years’ experience of the technique and through continued analysis and lecturing internationally the team is one of the leading centres in the world.
9 out of 10 procedures have been successful with patients experiencing less pain feeling more active. Only 1.5% have failed when the joint is not significantly worn but some patients have had minor problems of swelling or pain from the stitches holding the meniscus in place resulting in the need for further minor surgery
When Meniscal Transplantation is performed as part of a biological treatment program for patients with advanced wear in the knee then the risk of re-tearing the graft is higher. Each patient is carefully considered and a treatment program is individualised in this situation.