COVID-19 Update: As of 6/26/20 UT Ortho is following local and state guidelines in regards to the Executive Order issued by Governor Abbott effective today (6/26/20) at midnight in alignment with our partners. We are still open and are safely seeing patients at our outpatient facilities. Our patients’ and employees’ safety have been and will always be our number one priority. We are here for you to provide the highest quality of orthopedic care to everyone in our community” – Dr. Walt Lowe, Chair and Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery


For many patients, due to various reasons, they no longer have enough functional meniscus left to protect their knee and allow for normal daily activities. When this is the case, a meniscal transplant may be recommended by Dr. Lowe as the best treatment option.

Indications for a meniscal transplant are as follows:

  • Absence of adequate amount of meniscus tissue.
  • Significant joint pain


In order for a meniscal transplant to have the highest potential for success, the patient must have good articular surfaces. Patients with moderate to severe arthritic changes are not good candidates for a meniscal transplant procedure.

During your office visit and consultation, Dr. Lowe will discuss with you any recommendations, indications and precautions. He will also explain the possibilty if a meniscal transplant is right for you.