A meniscus transplantation involves replacing a severely damaged or absent meniscus cartilage in the knee with donor meniscus. This type of procedure is best suited for individuals under the age of 50 who are not already suffering from knee arthritis. The goal of meniscus surgery is to provide affected patient significant pain relief. An individual may need a meniscal transplant if the meniscus has been severely damaged due to injury or if the cartilage has been removed during a prior meniscectomy. The meniscus is a natural cushion for the knee joint. As such, when meniscus is damaged, the knee articular cartilage may start to thin or wear, resulting in painful knee arthritis… Dr. Riley J. Williams, orthopedic knee specialist, serving Manhattan, Brooklyn, New York City, NY and surrounding areas, has extensive knowledge of knee meniscus and meniscus transplantation procedures. He can help patients in New York who need a meniscus transplant.