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Impianti e sostituti meniscali

  • Matteo OlivieriEmail author
  • Diana Chicon Paez
  • Luca Turelli
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Meniscal implants and substitutes

Abstract

When meniscal lesions occur, preservation of meniscal tissue and restoration of the normal meniscal biomechanics is imperative to avoid early knee osteoarthritis; however, current surgical treatments for meniscal tears suffer from subsequent cartilage degeneration and inconsistent post-treatment results. When meniscal replacement is indicated, the desired implant should be chondroprotective; nevertheless, long-term effects of meniscal transplantation in protecting the articular cartilage have not been fully elucidated as yet. To date, three clinical scaffolds that allow 3-dimensional reconstruction of the meniscal structure (Menaflex CMI, Actifit® scaffold and NUsurface® Meniscus Implant) are available on the market for use, but additional data are needed to properly evaluate their safety and effectiveness.

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Conflitto di interesse

Gli autori Matteo Olivieri, Diana Chicon Paez e Luca Turelli dichiarano di non avere alcun conflitto di interesse.

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Tutte le procedure descritte nello studio e che hanno coinvolto esseri umani sono state attuate in conformità alle norme etiche stabilite dalla dichiarazione di Helsinki del 1975 e successive modifiche. Il consenso informato è stato ottenuto da tutti i pazienti inclusi nello studio.

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© Società Italiana Ortopedici Traumatologi Ospedalieri d’Italia 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  • Matteo Olivieri
    • 1
    Email author
  • Diana Chicon Paez
    • 1
  • Luca Turelli
    • 1
  1. 1.S.O.C. Ortopedia, Dipartimento chirurgico, Ospedale S.M.A. FirenzeUSL Centro ToscanaFirenzeItalia

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