Effect of lateral meniscal allograft sizing on contact mechanics of the lateral tibial plateau: an experimental study in human cadaveric knee joints.

@article{Dienst2007EffectOL,
  title={Effect of lateral meniscal allograft sizing on contact mechanics of the lateral tibial plateau: an experimental study in human cadaveric knee joints.},
  author={Michael Dienst and Patrick E. Greis and Benjamin J. Ellis and Kent N. Bachus and Robert T. Burks},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={35 1},
  pages={34-42}
}
BACKGROUND A mismatch of the original lateral meniscus and a lateral meniscus allograft by inaccurate preoperative radiographic sizing can have significant consequences on ultimate function. HYPOTHESIS The size of a lateral meniscal allograft affects the contact mechanics of the femoral condyle on the tibial plateau. STUDY DESIGN Controlled laboratory study. METHODS Four right and 2 left knees were tested as intact joints, after meniscectomy, and after replantation with the original… CONTINUE READING