Meniscal allografts are the treatment of choice for patients with a subtotal or total meniscectomy
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 like meniscal allograft transplant. While this can be a technically demanding procedure, many studies report high patient satisfaction and pain reduction.1-3
CONMED’s Meniscus Allograft Transplant Instrumentation features an all-in-one graft preparation station and tibial drilling system. It is easy to learn, use, and reproduce to help eliminate the complexity and variation of meniscus allograft preparation and deliver ideal implantation every time. MTF Biologics meniscal allografts are available 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.4
Meniscus Allograft Transplant (MAT) Instruments
Simplify preparation and implantation with an all-in-one graft prep and tibial drilling system
For subtotal or total meniscectomy
1 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.
2 Graf 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.
3 Hergan 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.