Meniscal Transplantation

  • René Verdonk
  • João Espregueira Mendes
  • Joan Carles Monllau

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Meniscal Allografts

    1. R. Verdonk, P. Verdonk
      Pages 3-5
    2. H. Pereira, J. Silva-Correia, J. M. Oliveira, R. L. Reis, J. Espregueira-Mendes
      Pages 7-14
    3. Ch. Delloye, T. Schubert, O. Cornu
      Pages 15-25
    4. Rene Verdonk
      Pages 27-44
    5. P. Verdonk, R. Verdonk
      Pages 45-70
  3. Meniscal Substitutes

    1. Joan Carles Monllau
      Pages 73-82
    2. Rene Verdonk
      Pages 83-97
    3. R. Verdonk
      Pages 99-100
  4. The Future

    1. H. Pereira, J. Silva-Correia, J. M. Oliveira, R. L. Reis, J. Espregueira-Mendes
      Pages 103-112
  5. Conclusion

    1. R. Verdonk, J. C. Monllau, J. Espregueira-Mendes
      Pages 115-117
  6. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
  7. The Future

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
  8. Meniscal Substitutes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
  9. Meniscal Allografts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1

About this book


As knowledge of the biomechanical and physiological function of the knee has advanced, meniscal transplantation has become an accepted treatment approach in defined categories of patient with knee pain. In particular, it is an attractive option in the younger patient with incapacitating pain who has previously undergone a total meniscectomy and has an adequately aligned lower limb. When appropriately performed, meniscal transplantation can reduce pain, slow cartilage degeneration, and improve biomechanics.


In this book, acknowledged experts in the field discuss all aspects of meniscal transplantation, covering the use of both allografts and meniscal substitutes, including collagen and polyurethane implants. The relevant basic science is reviewed, indications are explained, and surgical techniques are clearly described, with presentation of the results achieved to date. All the material is up to date, with information on new implants, new techniques, and new surgical approaches. Future trends in the treatment of meniscal lesions are also discussed as we move towards the application of regenerative strategies to restore meniscus function.


Allograft Knee Knee arthritis Meniscal substitute Meniscus

Editors and affiliations

  • René Verdonk
    • 1
  • João Espregueira Mendes
    • 2
  • Joan Carles Monllau
    • 3
  1. 1., Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery and TraumatGhent University HospitalGentBelgium
  2. 2.Clínica Espregueira MendesPortoPortugal
  3. 3., Dept. of Orthopaedic SurgeryHospital de la Sta Creu i Sant PauBarcelonaSpain

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