At Arthroprax, Dr. Olaf Beck has been advancing knee reconstruction techniques since 2018. Through a combination of cartilage regeneration and meniscus implantation alongside adapted post-operative therapy, Dr. Beck has seen promising results in improving knee functionality in patients.
In a particular case, a 54-year-old female patient with a history of internal meniscus rejection and severe cartilage damage was treated. Prior to the surgical intervention, the patient underwent a regimen of focused shock wave therapy administered in four sessions at one-week intervals. Additionally, an OA relief Oris was worn by the patient during this period. An MRI examination revealed sufficient remaining cartilage and meniscus rim, setting a favorable premise for the forthcoming surgical procedure.
Operative Instruments and Implants
The surgical procedure necessitated the use of specialized instruments including a meniscus rasp, a meniscus grasping forceps among others. Key implants employed were SpongoFLX for meniscus implant and ChondroFiller Liquid for cartilage induction. Preparation of ChondroFiller Liquid was meticulously done, ensuring its readiness before application.
During surgery, a meniscus implant was securely fixed using an all inside technique, with vertical sutures ensuring its proper placement. This was followed by the application of ChondroFiller between the contact surfaces to foster cartilage regeneration. Each step was meticulously executed, ensuring correct placement and fixation of the implant to promote optimal healing and regeneration.
Subsequent to the surgical intervention, a collagen gel was applied to the cartilage defects and between the meniscus bar and the implant to facilitate healing. The coloration change in the gel, transitioning from transparent to milky cloudy, indicated the curing process, painting a hopeful picture for the patient’s knee recovery.
Dr. Olaf Beck’s case presentation underscores the potential of combining cartilage regeneration and meniscus implantation in advancing knee reconstruction therapies. The meticulous pre-operative, operative, and post-operative procedures at Arthroprax exhibit a promising pathway for individuals grappling with knee ailments, heralding a new era of orthopedic solutions.