Post-meniscectomy Syndrome

  • Trevor R. Gulbrandsen
  • Katie Freeman
  • Seth L. Sherman


Proper patient selection and pre-surgical planning are key to a successful meniscal allograft transplantation. The patient’s examination and history often are consistent post-meniscectomy syndrome. When rehabilitation efforts fail and arthroscopy reveals deficient medial meniscus, meniscal allograft transplantation is a reasonable and effective option for therapy. There is still debate on the proper treatment of post-meniscectomy syndrome, and the role of prophylactic meniscal allograft transplantation is still controversial. Understanding mechanical complications and comorbidities will assist in proper surgical planning. The case below discusses techniques and management of patients with post-meniscectomy syndrome.


Lateral meniscal deficiency Locked knee Post-meniscectomy syndrome Meniscal allograft transplantation Medial compartment Bone plug technique 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Trevor R. Gulbrandsen
    • 1
  • Katie Freeman
    • 2
  • Seth L. Sherman
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryUniversity of Iowa Hospitals and ClinicsIowa CityUSA
  2. 2.Department of Orthopedic Surgery and RehabilitationUniversity of Nebraska Medical CenterOmahaUSA
  3. 3.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryUniversity of MissouriColumbiaUSA
  4. 4.Missouri Orthopaedic InstituteColumbiaUSA

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