Meniscal allograft transplantation is a transplant of a knee meniscus from one person to another.

Meniscus allograft

The graft can be inserted via different methods.

meniscal allograft on bone block


Here a donor meniscus with a bone block is prepared to be slotted into a matching slot in the bone at the top of the tibia in a 'tongue-and-groove' fashion..

Objectives of a meniscal transplant

The objective of a transplant is to restore the shock absorption on that side, and improve the limb alignment - both of which should lessen the risk of joint arthritis.

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Dr Sheila Strover (Editor)
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