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Meniscal allograft transplantation

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The Knee Joint

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The surgical treatment of meniscal lesions is the most common procedure in the orthopaedic field today. Over 400,000 surgical cases involving the meniscus are being performed annually in Europe and over 1 million in the United States. The majority of these lesions result in a meniscectomy, while only a small percentage can be successfully repaired. The discovery 50 years ago that complete removal of a meniscus in the knee joint led to development of cartilage degeneration in the long term changed substantially the therapeutic approach to this common work or sports injury (1).

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Verdonk, R., Vansintjan, P., Verdonk, R. (2012). Meniscal allograft transplantation. In: The Knee Joint. Springer, Paris. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-2-287-99353-4_12

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