About the Study
After meniscus surgery, many patients still suffer from persisting knee pain that can seriously affect their daily lives. Non-surgical treatment can be helpful in addressing these symptoms. The meniscus implant has been developed as a new treatment alternative for patients with persistent knee pain following meniscus surgery.
This implant mimics the function of the natural meniscus and is made from medical grade polymers. It has been used in Europe since 2008 and is now undergoing a clinical trial in the U.S.
About the Procedure
The meniscus implant will be inserted into your knee through a small incision. You may be allowed to go home the same day or the day after the operation. After surgery you will undergo a six week rehabilitation program. Your physician will explain recommended activities during this period.
How does the study work?
The SUN clinical trial will assess the safety and clinical benefit of the meniscus implant. If you meet the study requirements and agree to enter the trial, you will be offered the implant as your treatment.
The study lasts for 60-months following your initial treatment. During this period you will be seen or contacted frequently by your doctor. At each of the seven study visits over the next 60 month period your doctor will examine your knee, and you will be asked to complete questionnaires describing how you feel about your knee and the quality of your life.
Am I Eligible?
You may be eligible if you:
• Are still in pain after your meniscus surgery
• Had meniscus surgery 6 months ago or longer