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Meniscus allograft transplantation: a current concepts review

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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.

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Lubowitz, J.H., Verdonk, P.C.M., Reid , J.B. et al. Meniscus allograft transplantation: a current concepts review. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 15, 476–492 (2007). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00167-006-0216-5

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