Arthroscopically assisted meniscal allograft transplantation

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Meniscal allograft transplantation (MAT) is performed in the United States in ever-increasing numbers. Various techniques have been described since the initial transplantation was performed more then 20 years ago. Decreased pain and improved knee function are attainable with proper patient selection, identification, and correction of all concomitant malalignment and instability, and intervention earlier in the disease process. This article reviews the indications for MAT and offers a basic treatment algorithm for managing concomitant cartilage lesions, instability, and misalignment. The author's preferred arthroscopic technique using individual bone plugs for both medial and lateral MAT and fresh-frozen allograft is described. This technique stresses the low morbidity of the approach and the re-establishment of the anatomic bony attachments of the anterior and posterior horns of the meniscus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)227-232
Number of pages6
JournalOperative Techniques in Sports Medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Arthroscopic technique
  • Meniscal allograft transplantation
  • Meniscus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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