Open Meniscal Allograft Transplantation w/Transosseous Suture Fixation of Meniscal Body Decreases Meniscal Extrusion Rate

Purpose: To assess and compare meniscal extrusion rates after lateral “bridge-in-slot” meniscal allograft transplantation (MAT) with arthroscopic versus open insertion.

Conclusions: This study identified similar absolute extrusion and significantly lower postoperative lateral meniscal extrusion rates after open MAT compared with arthroscopic MAT.

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Gergo Merkely, M.D., Takahiro Ogura, M.D., Jakob Ackermann, M.D., Alexandre Barbieri Mestriner, M.D., Tom Minas, M.D., M.S., Andreas H. Gomoll, M.D. "Open Meniscal Allograft Transplantation With Transosseous Suture Fixation of the Meniscal Body Significantly Decreases Meniscal Extrusion Rate Compared With Arthroscopic Technique". Arthroscopy. Volume 35, ISSUE 6, P1658-1666, June 01, 2019