Purpose: To evaluate if pre-operative patient clinical evaluation scores accurately reflect the cartilage status in a patient who has undergone a lateral meniscectomy and has progressed to lateral meniscal allograft transplantation.
Take Away: Mild or tolerable symptoms did not always mean that the articular cartilage was well preserved; more observation should be undergone to determine possible chondral damage pre-operatively.
Authors: Bum-Sik Lee, Seong-Il Bin, Jong-Min Kim, Jae Hyan Kim and Geun-Won Han
Published: "Proper Cartilage Status for Meniscal Allograft Transplantation Cannot Be Accurately Determined". The American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2016 Mar;44(3):646-51.
Level of Evidence: III
Institution: University of Ulsan, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, South Korea
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