About a million times a year, Americans with a torn meniscus in their knee undergo surgery in hopes of a repair. Certain tears can't be fixed or won't heal well, and many patients later suffer osteoarthritis. To improve meniscus healing, Duke scientists have developed a scaffold derived from a pig's meniscus, which performed better in lab tests than healing without a scaffold.
- Scientific Reports
- National Institutes of Health, Arthritis Foundation, US Department of Veterans Affairs Rehabilitation Research Service Merit Review Award, Lord Foundation, Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation, Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation