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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Arthroscopy - Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery|
|State||Published - Mar 2004|
- Interference screw
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine