Meniscus Allograft Transplant

Surgical Technique

While many meniscus tears can be addressed with simple meniscectomy or repair, relatively young patients with irreparable menisci or previous total meniscectomies may benefit from alternative treatment such as meniscal allograft transplant. Various open and arthroscopic techniques have been described for this procedure such as soft tissue, bone plug, and bone trough techniques. While this can be a technically demanding procedure, many studies report high patient satisfaction and pain reduction1,2,3.

Designed to simplify and standardize meniscus allograft preparation and implantation, CONMED’s NEW Meniscus Transplant Instrumentation features an all-in-one graft preparation station and tibial drilling system. This instrumentation is easy to learn, use, and reproduce to help eliminate the complexity and variation of meniscus allograft preparation and deliver ideal implantation every time. 

Meniscal allografts are the treatment of choice for patients with a subtotal or total meniscectomy and are available from MTF in both medial and lateral compartments with tibial bone block. In some cases, patients who receive a meniscal transplantation are also candidates for the opening wedge High Tibial Osteotomy (HTO). Allograft is routinely used to fill the space created from correcting the mechanical axis since autografts add extra time to the procedure and donor site morbidity to the patient. 


CONMED Meniscus Allograft Transplant Instrumentation

  • All-in-one graft prep station and tibial drilling system
  • Simple and reproducible
  • Helps eliminate complexity and variation of meniscus allograft preparation

Meniscus Allografts

HTO Wedge Allografts

Clinical Resources

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Verdonk PC, Verstraete KL, Almqvist KF, De Cuyper K, Veys EM, Verbruggen G, Verdonk R. Meniscal allograft transplantation: long-term clinical results with radiological and magnetic resonance imaging correlations. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2006;14:694–706.
2Graf KW, Jr, Sekiya JK, Wojtys EM Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. Long-term results after combined medial meniscal allograft transplantation and anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: minimum 8.5-year follow-up study. Arthroscopy. 2004;20:129–140.
3Hergan D, Thut D, Sherman O, Day MS. Meniscal allograft transplantation. Arthroscopy. 2011;27:101–112.

4 Sgaglione NA, Moynihan DP, et al. Oper. Tech. Sports Med. 2007; Vol. 15; Issue 2, 72-80.

 This material provides information regarding how to use CONMED medical devices and instruments in surgical procedures.  Although reviewed by physicians it is not medical advice and each surgeon should use their own professional judgment before using to treat a particular patient.  Surgeons should be trained in the use of such devices before surgery and should always refer to the product labeling including the Instructions for Use before using any medical device.

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