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..

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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Issues of Meniscal Transplant

Discussing the differences between the two menisci and how this affects the transplant decision.

Ian McDermott FRCS explains the current options for managing a meniscus tear.

Meniscus replacement

Replacing damaged meniscus tissue with a graft or a scaffold.

Who's Who in meniscal transplantation?

A list compiled by the Editor for the benefit of readers of knee surgeons with a special interest in meniscal transplantation.




Osteotomy and Meniscus Transplant.

CMI, Implants and Meniscus Allograft Transplant.

Meniscus Allograft Transplant.


Arthroscopic techniques and instruments for meniscal allograft transplantation using the bone bridge in trough method. Zhang Y, Hou S, Li L, Zhong H, Zhang Y, Luo D, Chen L, Ding Y, Gu D and Jia H. Exp Ther Med. 2019 Feb; 17(2): 1351–1359.

Meniscal allograft transplantation: a meta-analysis. De Bruycker M, Verdonk PCM and Verdonk RC. SICOT J. 2017; 3: 33.

Meniscus tear surgery and meniscus replacement. Vaquero J and Forriol F. Muscles Ligaments Tendons J. 2016 Jan-Mar; 6(1): 71–89.

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Book Review

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Knee meniscus tears: everything you need to know

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