Surgeon employs novel technique using cadaver meniscus to reconstruct finger joints

24 septiembre 2014

Artist Joost van Oss was chopping wood a few years ago when he injured the middle knuckle on his right hand. The intense pain and swelling that followed nearly ended his career as a painter and a sculptor. But thanks to a novel surgery using knee meniscus from a cadaver to reconstruct his finger joint, he’s back to cooking, sailing, painting and sculpting – all pain free.