Journal of Korean Arthroscopy (대한관절경학회지), Vol.15(1) : 36~41, 2011
Journal of Korean Arthroscopy (대한관절경학회지)
Treatment options are limited for young, meniscal-deficient patients with pain. This patient population is not age appropriate for
total joint replacement, but the loss of the meniscus leaves them at significant risk for the development of osteoarthritis. One increasingly
popular option is the use of allograft meniscal transplantation. However, many questions still surround allograft meniscus transplantation.
Furthermore, most reports in the literature on the results of meniscal transplantation describe small case series using clinical
outcome measures and/or incomplete direct evaluation of the meniscus. Therefore, the results of meniscal allograft transplantation
have been difficult to interpret and compare due to many confounding variables. In this study, we reviewed the current research of
concerns on the results of meniscal allograft transplantation.