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Radiographic Methods Are as Accurate as Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Graft Sizing Before Lateral Meniscal Transplantation

This papers shows that the Yoon modification to the Pollard method showed better results than the Pollard method alone, and was not statistically different from that of MRI.

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Long-term Outcomes and Survivorship of Fresh-Frozen Meniscal Allograft Transplant With Soft Tissue Fixation: Minimum 10-Year Follow-up Study

Meniscal allograft transplant (MAT) is considered an effective procedure for reducing pain and improving knee function.

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

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

This paper shows 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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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

Meniscal allograft transplantation (MAT) has become an acceptable surgical treatment for select symptomatic and relatively young patients with a meniscal deficiency.

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

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

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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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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Meniscal Allograft Transplantation in the Paediatric Population

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.

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Return to Sport Activity After Meniscal Allograft Transplantation: At What Level and at What Cost?

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

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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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Clinical Outcomes of Meniscal Allograft Transplantation With or Without Other Procedures

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

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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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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.

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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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