NUsurface® Meniscus Implant Publications


In addition to the ongoing clinical trials, the NUsurface® Meniscus Implant has been extensively studied throughout its design and development. Below is a selection of abstracts on materials science and engineering. Visit our blog for knee pain and treatment news, education, and tips.


De Coninck T, Elsner JJ, Linder-Ganz E, Cromheecke M, Shemesh M, Huysse W, Verdonk R, Verstraete K, Verdonk P. In-vivo evaluation of the kinematic behavior of an artificial medial meniscus implant: A pilot study using open-MRI. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2014 Sep;29(8):898-905.


Shemesh M, Asher R, Zylberberg E, Guilak F, Linder-Ganz E, Elsner JJ. Viscoelastic properties of a synthetic meniscus implant. J Mech Behav Biomed Mater. 2014 Jan;29:42-55.


Vincenzo C, Ronga M, Linder-Ganz  E, Zorzi C. Alternatives to Meniscus Transplantation Outside the United States.  In: Cartilage Restoration, Practical Clinical Applications. Eds. Farr J and Gomoll AH. Springer New York, 2014, pp 223-249.


Pöllänen R, Tikkanen AM, Lammi MJ, Lappalainen R. The effect of loading and material on the biomechanical properties and vitality of bovine cartilage in vitro. J Appl Biomater Biomech. 2011 9(1):47-53.


Linder-Ganz E, Elsner JJ, Zur G, Shterling A, Arbel R, Condello V, Zorzi C, Guilak F, Hershman E. A novel Polycarbonate-urethane meniscal implant: from bench to clinical use. Cartilage 2010; 1: 2S DOI: 10.1177/1947603510386038.


Zur G, Linder-Ganz E, Elsner JJ, Shani J, Brenner O, Agar G, Hershman EB, Arnoczky SP, Guilak F, Shterling A. Chondroprotective effects of a polycarbonate-urethane meniscal implant: histopathological results in a sheep model. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2011 Feb;19(2):255-63.


Elsner JJ, Portnoy S, Guilak F, Shterling A, Linder-Ganz E. MRI-based characterization of bone anatomy in the human knee for size matching of a medial meniscal implant. J Biomech Eng. 2010 Oct;132(10):101008.


Elsner JJ, Portnoy S, Zur G, Guilak F, Shterling A, Linder-Ganz E. Design of a free-floating polycarbonate-urethane meniscal implant using finite element modeling and experimental validation. J Biomech Eng. 2010 Sep;132(9):095001.


Linder-Ganz E, Elsner JJ, Danino A, Guilak F, Shterling A. A novel quantitative approach for evaluating contact mechanics of meniscal replacements. J Biomech Eng. 2010 Feb;132(2):024501.




TriboFit® Hip System Publications

Elsner JJ, Eliaz N, Linder-Ganz E. The use of polyurethanes in joint replacement. In: Materials for Joint Arthroplasty – Biotribology of Potential Bearings. Eds. Sonntag R and Kretzer JP. Imperial College Press, London, 2015, pp 259-298.


Gabarre S, Herrera A, Mateo J, Ibarz E, Lobo-Escolar A, Gracia L. Study of the Polycarbonate-Urethane/Metal Contact in Different Positions during Gait Cycle. Boomed Res Int 2014; 2014:548968. Epub 2014 Aug 27.


St John K. The use of compliant layer prosthetic components in orthopedic joint repair and replacement: A review. J Biomedical Materials Research Part B. Applied Biomaterials 102(6):1332–1341.


Elsner JJ, Shemesh M, Mezape Y, Levenshtein M, Hakshur K, Shterling A, Linder-Ganz E, Eliaz N.  Long-term evaluation of a compliant cushion form acetabular bearing for hip joint replacement: A 20 million cycles wear simulation. J Ortho Res. 2011 Dec;29(12):1859-66. do: 10.1002/jor.21471. Epub 2011 May 31.


St John K, Gupta M. Evaluation of the wear performance of a polycarbonate-urethane acetabular component in a hip joint simulator and comparison with UHMWPE and cross-linked UHMWPE. J Biomater Appl. 2012 Jul:27(1):55-65. do: 10.1177/0885328210394471. Pub 2011 Feb 22.


Elsner JJ, Mezape Y, Hakshur K, Shemesh M, Linder-Ganz E, Shterling A, Eliaz N. Wear rate evaluation of a novel polycarbonate-urethane cushion form bearing for artificial hip joints. ActaBiomater. 2010 Dec;6(12):4698-707. do:10.1016/j.actbio.2010.07.011. Epub 2010 Jul 13.