Purpose: Traditionally, meniscal allograft transplantation (MAT) has been thought to be contraindicated in skeletally immature patients. This reports the results of MAT performed in an active adolescent population with a minimum of 2-year follow-up.
Take Away: With no incidence of revision MAT, growth complications or perioperative complications MAT is a viable option for adolescents with meniscal insufficiency. The authors are confident that the increased activity level in adolescents in not a contraindication to MAT.
Authors: Jonathan C. Riboh, MD, Annemarie K. Tilton, BS, Gregory L. Cvetanovich, MD, Kirk A. Campbell, MD and Brian J. Cole, MD, MBA
Published: "Meniscal Allograft Transplantation in the Adolescent Population". Arthroscopy. 2016 Jun;32(6):1133-1140.
Institution: Division of Sports Medicine, Rush University Medical Center
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