Failure of Meniscus Allograft Transplantation

Summary: Meniscus allograft transplantation (MAT) has emerged as an acceptable surgical therapy in relieving pain and restoring function in young patients with symptomatic meniscal deficiency without severe osteoarthritis.

Conclusion: In select patients with an initial functional improvement following MAT prior to subsequent failure, RMAT may be indicated to alleviate pain and perhaps delay progression of osteoarthritis. The indications and optimal surgical technique for RMAT have yet to be determined, but our preference is to use a bridge-in-slot technique and address all other pathologies as indicated.

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Eric D.Haunschild BS., Ron Gilat MD, Kelechi Okoroha MD, Brian J.Cole MD, MBA. "Failure of Meniscus Allograft Transplantation". Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine. Volume 28, Issue 1, March 2020.