Advancing the health and well-being of animals and people

Principal Investigator: Lisa Fortier

Department of Clinical Sciences
Email:; Phone: 607-253-3102
Sponsor: Hospital for Special Surgery
Grant Number: N/A
Title: Development of Fiber-Reinforced Meniscal Replacement
Project Amount: $30,205
Project Period: 12/20/13-12/31/14

DESCRIPTION (Provided by Applicant): Under the direction of Dr. Lisa A. Fortier at Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine, all components of the in vivo studies will be performed. Sheep will be procured, housed, and operated for meniscal replacement using a scaffold at Cornell. They will remain at Cornell for the duration of the in vivo study and serial radiographs and lameness examinations will be performed. Once euthanized, the hind limbs will be disarticulated and shipped to Dr. Maher’s team who will facilitate post-mortem analyses.