Lateral Meniscus Allograft Transplantation: The Bone Plug Technique

Jarret M. Woodmass, Nick R. Johnson, Bruce A Levy, Michael J. Stuart, Aaron Krych

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Abstract

Lateral meniscus tears are commonly encountered by orthopaedic surgeons. Despite efforts to repair and preserve the meniscus, meniscectomy is occasionally required to treat irreparable tears. The resulting lateral meniscus deficiency leads to increased tibiofemoral contact pressures and ultimately early osteoarthritic changes in the knee. Lateral meniscal allograft transplant (LMAT) has been proposed as a way to restore the lateral meniscus-deficient knee to its native form. Although several techniques for LMAT have been proposed, osseous fixation has demonstrated increased stability, improved outcomes, and improved long-term survival. This article presents a technique for LMAT using bone plugs and standard arthroscopic portals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalArthroscopy Techniques
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StateAccepted/In press - 2017

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Tibial Meniscus
Bone Transplantation
Allografts
Transplants
Knee
Tears
Pressure
Bone and Bones

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  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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Lateral Meniscus Allograft Transplantation : The Bone Plug Technique. / Woodmass, Jarret M.; Johnson, Nick R.; Levy, Bruce A; Stuart, Michael J.; Krych, Aaron.

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