For a video on the operative technique for Meniscal
Allograft Transplantation please go to the VuMedi
website where Mr Spalding has uploaded a video of
the technique - click image
Operative Technique for Meniscal Allograft
Arthroscopic Meniscal Allograft Transplantation With Soft-Tissue Fixation Through
Meniscal allograft transplantation improves clinical outcomes for patients with
symptomatic meniscus-deficient knees. Read online how Tim and his co author We
describe an established arthroscopic technique for meniscal allograft transplantation
without the need for bone fixation of the meniscal horns.
After preparation of the meniscal bed, the meniscus is parachuted into the knee through a
silicone cannula and the meniscal horns are fixed with sutures through bone tunnels.
The body of the meniscus is then fixed with a combination of all-inside and inside-out sutures.
This technique is reliable and reproducible and has clinical outcomes comparable with those of
bone plug fixation techniques.
Published Online: October 12, 2015
Accepted: June 2, 2015
Received: February 16, 2015