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How to decrease graft extrusion following lateral meniscal allograft transplantation
Arthrosc Orthop Sports Med 2023;10:19-22
Published online May 1, 2023;  https://doi.org/10.14517/aosm22016
© 2023 Korean Arthroscopy Society and Korean Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine.

Nam-Hong Choi

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Nowon Eulji Medical Center, Eulji University, Seoul, Korea
Correspondence to: Nam-Hong Choi, https://orcid.org/0009-0000-0688-4191
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Nowon Eulji Medical Center, Eulji University, 68 Hangeulbiseok-ro, Nowon-gu, Seoul 01830, Korea.
Tel: +82-2-970-8260, Fax: +82-2-970-8429, E-mail: cnh2406@yahoo.com
Received August 26, 2022; Revised October 25, 2022; Accepted February 10, 2023.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Abstract
Meniscal allograft transplantation (MAT) is a viable treatment option for patients with meniscal deficiency. However, allograft extrusion is commonly observed after meniscal transplantation. Extrusion of the meniscus is biomechanically harmful and can be associated with cartilage volume loss, a decrease in cartilage thickness, and an increase in denuded bone in the affected compartment of the knee. Therefore, arthroscopic surgeons need to give their best effort to prevent allograft extrusion after MAT. In this review, anatomical and technical perspectives to decrease extrusion following lateral MAT are discussed.
Keywords : Meniscus; Transplantation
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