Meniscal allograft transplantation: a 1- to 5-year follow-up of 22 patients.

@article{Stollsteimer2000MeniscalAT,
  title={Meniscal allograft transplantation: a 1- to 5-year follow-up of 22 patients.},
  author={G T Stollsteimer and Walter R Shelton and Albert Demaine Dukes and A L Bomboy},
  journal={Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association},
  year={2000},
  volume={16 4},
  pages={343-7}
}
SUMMARY Between October 1991 and December 1995, a total of 22 patients (23 knees) underwent meniscal transplantation with nonirradiated, cryopreserved allografts. Implantation was arthroscopically assisted using bone plugs to prevent meniscal extrusion and maintain weight-bearing functional position. Patients were evaluated with an average follow-up of 40 months (range, 13 to 69 months) using the International Knee Documentation Committee, Lysholm, and Tegner scoring systems. The most… CONTINUE READING