The loss or injury of the meniscus leads to reduced stability and ability to distribute tensile and shear forces. The meniscus also helps absorb shocks and lubricate the inside of the joint, so it needs to be preserved as far as possible, or at least optimally repaired if injured as soon as possible.
We use PRP to help speed up cell repair and regulate angiogenesis (blood vessel formation) and anti-inflammatory stimulation using VEGF and HGF growth factors. The NGF, BDGF, VEGF, and HGF signalling molecules are gradually released from the activated PRGF Endoret, and also support in healing the important nerves.
Our regenerative methods help optimise and quicken healing times at various levels.
Biological meniscus suturing
Bioactive agents in PRGF Endoret allow us to achieve greatly improved results in the surgical treatment of meniscal tears.
We use state-of-the-art suturing techniques in surgically refixing the torn meniscus with the addition of arthroscopic PRP application in the suture, and especially in the surrounding tissues. We can now to repair larger and more complex meniscal tears than ever before, and usually achieve faster and more complete healing.
Meniscus implants (collagen meniscus, Actifit meniscus)
Regenerative surgery can also benefit serious meniscus injuries, even replacing the meniscus with a CMI collagen meniscus implant or Actifit meniscus implant. We have several years of experience and excellent results using the two state-of-the-art implants. Again, the additional use of PRP can significantly improve healing and recovery to full strength.
Our vast experience in regenerative surgery and medicine has led to us being one of the few centres in Switzerland to replace an entire meniscus as one of our specialities. This involves transplanting the donated meniscus into the damaged knee joint in a minimally invasive procedure. These major surgical interventions also benefit from additional PRGF Endoret treatment, which naturalises the foreign meniscus on the one hand, and on the other, recruits as many repair cells as possible using the bioactive agents.