|Healthy human knee meniscus|
Cell origin include stem cells from several sources, including intrinsic meniscal cells.
To date, most of the research is at the preclinical level (animal model).
Science has not progressed to the stage where lessons learned in the lab and preclinical level can be utilized in every day practice of Orthopedic Surgery. Current clinical options include meniscal repair (suturing to save the meniscus) or menisectomy (removal of the torn portion that does not have any healing potential).