Allograft Interference Screw Fixation in Meniscus Transplantation

Jack Farr, R. Michael 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 - Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery
Volume20
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2004

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Keywords

  • Allograft
  • Arthroscopy
  • Interference screw
  • Meniscus
  • Transplantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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