You may not need to go that far. The Cincinnati Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, is right in your backyard. Dr. Frank Noyes and his associates have done
many studies of the knee.
They've recently published the results of research on the topic of meniscal transplantation. A group of young adults with severely damaged cartilage were included. It's the first time meniscus transplant with bone graft was used.
The long-term results aren't known but short-term effects were good. Patients had less knee pain and more function. Some were able to return to light sports. The surgeons advised against high impact or strenuous athletics.