International Meniscus Reconstruction Experts Forum (IMREF) 2015 Consensus Statement on the Practice of Meniscal Allograft Transplantation

Alan Getgood, Robert F. LaPrade, Peter Verdonk, Wayne Gersoff, Brian Cole, Tim Spalding, Annunziato Amendola, Andrew Amis, Seong Il Bin, William Bugbee, David Caborn, Tom Carter, Kai Ming Chan, Camila Cohen, Moises Cohen, Vincenzo Condello, Tom DeBerardino, Florian Dirisamer, Lars Engebretsen, Jack FarrAndreas Gomoll, Chris Harner, Mark Heard, Laurie Hiemstra, Jin Goo Kim, J. M. Kim, Jong Min Kim, Elizaveta Kon, Koen Laggae, Bum Sik Lee, Robert Litchfield, Maurillio Marcacci, Robert McCormack, Ian McDermott, Juan C. Monlau, Peter Myers, Frank Noyes, Christian Patsch, James Robinson, Scott Rodeo, Seung Suk Seo, Seth Sherman, Rainer Siebold, Martyn Snow, Kevin Stone, Scott Tashman, Peter Thompson, Ewoud Van Arkel, Willem Van Der Merwe, Rene Verdonk, Andy Williams, Stefano Zaffagnini

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Abstract

Meniscal allograft transplantation (MAT) has become relatively commonplace in specialized sport medicine practice for the treatment of patients with a symptomatic knee after the loss of a functional meniscus. The technique has evolved since the 1980s, and long-term results continue to improve. However, there still remains significant variation in how MAT is performed, and as such, there remains opportunity for outcome and graft survivorship to be optimized. The purpose of this article was to develop a consensus statement on the practice of MAT from key opinion leaders who are members of the International Meniscus Reconstruction Experts Forum so that a more standardized approach to the indications, surgical technique, and postoperative care could be outlined with the goal of ultimately improving patient outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1195-1205
Number of pages11
JournalAmerican Journal of Sports Medicine
Volume45
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • consensus statement
  • knee
  • meniscal allograft transplantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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