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Failure of Meniscus Allograft Transplantation

In select patients with an initial functional improvement following MAT prior to subsequent failure, RMAT may be indicated to alleviate pain and perhaps delay progression of osteoarthritis.

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Articular Comorbidities in Revision Cartilage Surgery: Meniscal Allograft Transplantation and Realignment

Substantial evidence suggests that joint biomechanics can be optimized through the judicious use of realignment osteotomy or MAT, and creating an ideal environment is essential for effective and durable cartilage surgery.

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Meniscal Allograft Transplantation: Indications, Techniques, Outcomes

This paper provides a great overview of meniscal allograft transplantation (MAT), specifically mentioning the use of fresh-frozen meniscal allografts. Regarding patient selection, graft preparation, and as techniques continue to develop, the authors expect MAT outcomes to improve much further. 

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Editorial Commentary: Comparing Medial and Lateral Meniscal Root Tears Is Like Comparing Apples and Oranges

Purpose: To show that comparing medial and lateral meniscal root outcomes, surgeons are clearly comparing apples and oranges or, maybe better stated, comparing young athletes and older sedentary patients.

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Higher Survivorship Following Meniscal Allograft Transplantation in Less Worn Knees Justifies Earlier Referral for Symptomatic Patients: Experience from 240 Patients

Higher Survivorship Following Meniscal Allograft Transplantation in Less Worn Knees Justifies Earlier Referral for Symptomatic Patients: Experience from 240 Patients

Meniscal transplantation is clinically effective in treating patients with symptomatic meniscal deficiency. Read more

Long-Term Survival Analysis and Outcomes of Meniscal Allograft Transplantation with Minimum 10-Year Follow-Up: A Systematic Review

MAT can yield good long-term survivorship rates of allografts remaining functional after 10 and 15 years. Read more

Meniscus Allograft Transplantation: Indications, Techniques and Outcomes

There are three main fixation methods that can be used to fix a MAT: suture-only fixation, double plug fixation and the keyhole technique. All fixation methods have similar outcomes, meaning that despite the biomechanical differences, the selection of which method to use should be made on a case-by-case basis. Read more

Meniscal Allograft Transplantation in the Paediatric Population: Early Referral is Justified

MAT can improve function and reduce pain in the paediatric population, and is, therefore, a viable treatment option for the management of the symptomatic paediatric meniscal-deficient knee. Read more

Open Meniscal Allograft Transplantation with Transosseous Suture Fixation of the Meniscal Body Significantly Decreases Meniscal Extrusion Rate Compared with Arthroscopic Technique

Open Meniscal Allograft Transplantation with Transosseous Suture Fixation of the Meniscal Body Significantly Decreases Meniscal Extrusion Rate Compared with Arthroscopic Technique

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

Return to Sport Activity After Meniscal Allograft Transplantation: At What Level and at What Cost? A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Physical activity after MAT appears possible, especially for low-impact sports. Read more

Clinical Outcomes of Meniscal Allograft Transplantation With or Without Other Procedures: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Overall, there seems to be no significant difference between the postoperative patient reported outcomes in terms of isolated MAT and combined MAT. Read more

Midterm and Long-term Results of Medial Versus Lateral Meniscal Allograft Transplantation: A Meta-analysis

Midterm and Long-term Results of Medial Versus Lateral Meniscal Allograft Transplantation: A Meta-analysis

Patients undergoing lateral meniscal allograft transplantation demonstrated greater pain relief and functional improvement than patients undergoing medial meniscal allograft transplantations. Read more

Meniscal Allograft Transplantation: Effect of Cartilage Status on Survivorship & Clinical Outcome

To evaluate the survivorship and clinical outcomes of meniscal allograft transplantations (MAT) and determine the impact cartilage status may have on these outcomes. MAT has shown to be an effective surgical treatment with good survivorship and functional outcomes at medium to long term follow-up. Patients with lower grades of cartilage damage have better MAT survivorship but all patients benefit clinically.

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How Should We Secure Our Transplanted Meniscus? A Meta-Analysis

To assess meniscal allograft transplantation (MAT) outcomes and compare the results of different root fixation techniques through systematic literature review. 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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Long-term Survival Analysis of Meniscus Allograft Transplantation with Bone Fixation

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

The purpose of this paper is to nvestigate the long-term survival rate of meniscal allograft transplantations (MAT) with bone fixation. MAT using a bone fixation technique demonstrated a high clinical survival rate over long-term follow-up.

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Which Are the Most Reliable Methods of Predicting the Meniscal Size for Transplantation?

This study sought to determine the most reliable techniques for measuring meniscal length and width for patients that need an allograft transplantation.

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Meniscal Allograft Transplantation in the Adolescent Population

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.

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Proper Cartilage Status for Meniscal Allograft Transplantation Cannot Be Accurately Determined

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.

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Prevalence of Associated Lesions in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

Prevalence of Associated Lesions in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

To determine if there is a correlation between time to ACL reconstruction and the prevalence of meniscal tears or cartilage injuries present at surgery. Also, to identify the optimum timing of ACL surgery to decrease the risk of developing any additional injuries.

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Is Sport Activity Possible After Arthroscopic Meniscal Allograft Transplantation?

Twenty-five (28%) of patients were participating in sporting activities at a competitive level and the remaining 72% were at a recreational level prior to their injury

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