High patient satisfaction, improved function found after meniscal allograft transplantation

Patients who undergo meniscal allograft transplantation had high patient satisfaction and improvement in function, according to results presented here at the International Cartilage Repair Society Annual Meeting.

“Where the joint surface is preserved then we have a low failure rate of 1.6%, but we have a higher failure rate where the surface is more damaged,”Timothy Spalding, MD, said. “But especially where it is bare bone on both surfaces, we still have two-thirds with a good result. Then we look at the patient-reported outcome measures in those groups and they are all significantly improved and similar out to the 3-year point.”

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