Jack Farr, M.D.a [MEDLINE LOOKUP] R. Michael Meneghini, M.D.b [MEDLINE LOOKUP] Brian J. Cole, M.D., M.B.A.b * [MEDLINE LOOKUP]
Abstract TOP 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.
The Jorunal of Arthroscopic & Related Surgery. March 2004. Volume 20. Number 3