Reducing the size of the meniscal allograft decreases the percentage of extrusion after meniscal allograft transplantation.

@article{Jang2011ReducingTS,
  title={Reducing the size of the meniscal allograft decreases the percentage of extrusion after meniscal allograft transplantation.},
  author={Suk Hwan Jang and Jin Goo Kim and Jung Gu Ha and Jae Chan Shim},
  journal={Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association},
  year={2011},
  volume={27 7},
  pages={914-22}
}
PURPOSE The purpose was to evaluate the amount of extrusion and clinical and radiographic outcomes of meniscal allograft transplantation (MAT) after use of a modified Pollard method to measure the size of the meniscus. METHODS We analyzed 36 patients who underwent MAT between September 2002 and June 2008. Eighteen patients had preoperative allograft sizing by the conventional Pollard sizing method, and the other 18 had the size measured by our modified method, reducing the total size of the… CONTINUE READING

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