Meniscal tissue's ability to heal has been shown to be limited. Until recently, orthopedic surgeons treating patients who had undergone a meniscectomy had few options available to treat the persistent pain sometimes associated with it and the subsequent early joint degeneration. This was true except in cases of limb malalignment. Meniscal allograft transplantation was introduced in the eighties to deal with the matter at hand and tends to produce good mid-term results when used on patients who have undergone meniscectomy. This article explores the history, indications, technique, results, and current concerns relative to this procedure. The investigators' perspective derived from having carried out more than 100 allograft meniscal transplantations over the past 9 years is also laid out. Copyright © 2010 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
|Journal||Techniques in Knee Surgery|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jun 2010|