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.

Synonyms: 
MAT
meniscal transplant
meniscal allograft
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FORUM DISCUSSIONS

Osteotomy and Meniscus Transplant.

CMI, Implants and Meniscus Allograft Transplant.

Meniscus Allograft Transplant.


CLINICAL PUBLICATIONS

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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