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Advancing Knee Health: The Artimis® Meniscus Prosthesis

An artificial meniscus that lasts for a minimum of 5 years. That is ATRO Medical’s mission. An innovation that fills the post-meniscectomy treatment gap.

Which may sound futuristic. But the artificial meniscus is already in clinical research. ATRO Medical is open to feedback from the international knee orthopedics community. Collectively, we can bring this project into the implementation stage. Together, we can help the patients suffering from continuous complaints after a meniscectomy.

The clinical procedure of Artimis® Meniscus Prothesis has similarities with the procedure of the meniscus root repair. Based on experience, the procedure is expected to have a duration of about 45 minutes for an experienced user. Thanks to the arthroscopic approach, the chances on tissue damage or infection are minimal. The treatment goal is to vastly exceed from ‘’minimal clinically important difference’’ on the KOOS pain scaling.

The safety and effectiveness of the meniscus prosthesis is currently being investigated in the Netherlands. This is done in medical centers; The Sint Maartenskliniek, MC Haaglanden and Maastricht UMC+. With additional expertise on indications, procedures, and compensations from international experts in Europe, Japan and the US.

Below you will find an overview of our scientific publications. Ongoing, and recently finalized research will be explained more in detail under Research. Do you want to learn more or are you interested in our studies? Please enroll for newsletter.

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Key publications

Van Minnen BS, van Tienen TG. The Current State of Meniscus Replacements. Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med. (2024) PMID: 38744802.

Van Tienen TG, van Minnen B, Defoort KC, Emans PJ, van de Groes SAW, Verdonschot N, Jutten LM, Pikaart RWE, Heesterbeek PJC; The first-generation anatomical medial meniscus prosthesis led to unsatisfactory results: a first-in-human study. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. (2023) ;31(6):2526-2533.

Van Minnen BS, van der van der Veen AJ, van de Groes SAW, Verdonschot NJJ, van Tienen TG; An anatomically shaped medial meniscus prosthesis is able to partially restore the contact mechanics of the meniscectomized knee joint; J Exp Orthop. (2022), 9(1):91.

Vrancken ACT, Hannink G, Madej W, Verdonschot N, van Tienen TG, Buma P; In Vivo Performance of a Novel, Anatomically Shaped, Total Meniscal Prosthesis Made of Polycarbonate Urethane: A 12-Month Evaluation in Goats. Am J Sports Med. (2017), 45(12):2824-2834.

Vrancken ACT, Eggermont F, van Tienen TG , Hannink G, Buma P, Janssen D, Verdonschot N; Functional biomechanical performance of a novel anatomically shaped polycarbonate urethane total meniscus replacement; Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. (2016), 24:1485-1494.

Khoshgoftar M, Vrancken ACT, Janssen D, van Tienen TG , Buma P, Verdonschot N; The sensitivity of cartilage contact pressures in the knee joint to the size and shape of an anatomically shaped meniscal implant; Journal of Biomechanics (2015), 48(8):1427-1435.

Vrancken ACT, van Tienen TG , Hannink G, Janssen D, Verdonschot N, Buma P; Releasing the circumferential fixation of the medial meniscus does not influence its kinematics; The Knee (2014), 21:1033-1038. 

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We are an innovative medical device company that was was founded in 2016. The lead product is the Artimis® meniscus prosthesis.

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