Purpose: To assess meniscal allograft transplantation (MAT) outcomes and compare the results of different root fixation techniques through systematic literature review.
JRF Ortho Take Away: The significant overall improvements in function and pain scores accompanied by low allograft failure rates suggest that MAT is a reliable option. The current data does not demonstrate a difference in fixation method which may suggest that it does not have a significant influence on clinical outcome.
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Authors: Julio J. Jauregui, Zhan Dong, Sean Meredith, Cullen Griffith, Jonathan D. Packer, R. Frank Henn III
Published: "How Should We Secure Our Transplanted Meniscus? A Meta-Analysis" The American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2018 Jul;46(9):2285-2290.
Institution: University of Maryland Medical Center