A meniscal transplant is the transplant of a donor meniscus into the patient when their own meniscus is damaged beyond repair.

Meniscus allograft
meniscal allograft on bone block

 

Techniques of meniscus transplantation

The graft can be inserted via different methods. Most often donor meniscus with a bone block is prepared and slotted into a matching slot in the bone at the top of the tibia in a 'tongue-and-groove' fashion. Cells from the patient will migrate into the transplanted tissue and help to restore its function.

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Synonyms: 
MAT
Meniscal allograft
Meniscal allograft transplantation
Meniscal transplantation
Meniscus transplant
Meniscus replacement
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Dr Sheila Strover (Editor)
BSc (Hons), MB BCh, MBA

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