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Meniscus allograft transplantation: a current concepts review

  • James H. Lubowitz
  • Peter C. M. Verdonk
  • John B. Reid III
  • René VerdonkEmail author
Knee

Abstract

Meniscus allotransplantation represents the biological solution for the symptomatic, meniscus-deficient patient who has not developed advanced osteoarthritis. A growing body of evidence suggests that pain relief and functional improvement may reliably be achieved at short- and medium-term follow-up, and even, in some cases, at long-term (>10 years) follow-up. Future research must address the issue of optimal timing of the procedure and whether meniscal transplantation results in demonstrable long-term benefits, especially with regard to protection of articular cartilage.

Keywords

Meniscus Allograft Transplantation Knee Review 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • James H. Lubowitz
    • 1
  • Peter C. M. Verdonk
    • 2
  • John B. Reid III
    • 1
  • René Verdonk
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Taos Orthopaedic Institute Research FoundationNew MexicoUSA
  2. 2.Poli 5, Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryGhent University HospitalGhentBelgium

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