Long-term Survival Analysis of Meniscus Allograft Transplantation with Bone Fixation

Purpose: To investigate the long-term survival rate of meniscal allograft transplantations (MAT) with bone fixation.


  • 49 knees underwent a MAT procedure (34 lateral and 15 medial) with a minimum follow-up duration of 8 years
  • The “keyhole” technique was used on the lateral side whereas bone plugs were used on the medial side
  • 10-year survival rate was 98.0% and the 15-year survival rate was 93.3%
  • There were no instances of revision MAT in this cohort and only 2 were considered failures

JRF Ortho Take Away: MAT using a bone fixation technique demonstrated a high clinical survival rate over long-term follow-up.

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Authors: Jong-Min Kim, Seong-Il Bin, Bum-Sik Lee, Nam-Ki Kim, Ju-Ho Song, Jun-Weon Choi, Chang-Rack Lee

Published: Journal of Arthroscopy

Institution: University of Ulsan, Korea