Allograft Interference Screw Fixation in Meniscus Transplantation

Jack Farr, R. Meneghini, Brian J. Cole

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Abstract

Allograft meniscus transplantation is indicated to restore proper knee biomechanics and prevent subsequent articular degeneration in patients with a meniscus-deficient knee. A variety of techniques for fixation of meniscal transplants exist, with some techniques using soft-tissue fixation of the meniscal horns and others using bony fixation. The authors present a technique of meniscus transplantation using a tibial slot with allograft interference screw fixation. We have had excellent early results with this technique and believe that a cortical allograft interference screw reliably maintains the anatomic position of the meniscal attachments that are critical to the biomechanics and functional outcome of meniscus transplantation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)322-327
Number of pages6
JournalArthroscopy
Volume20
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2004
Externally publishedYes

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Allografts
Transplantation
Biomechanical Phenomena
Knee
Tissue Fixation
Joints
Transplants
Meniscus

Keywords

  • Allograft
  • Arthroscopy
  • Interference screw
  • Meniscus
  • Transplantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Surgery

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Allograft Interference Screw Fixation in Meniscus Transplantation. / Farr, Jack; Meneghini, R.; Cole, Brian J.

In: Arthroscopy, Vol. 20, No. 3, 03.2004, p. 322-327.

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Farr, Jack ; Meneghini, R. ; Cole, Brian J. / Allograft Interference Screw Fixation in Meniscus Transplantation. In: Arthroscopy. 2004 ; Vol. 20, No. 3. pp. 322-327.
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