Meniscal Allografts

  • E. Marlowe Goble
  • Steven M. Kane


Within the knee, the menisci perform vital biomechanical functions which contribute to the maintenance of articular cartilage and provide a protective barrier against degenerative joint disease. Removal or damage to all, or part of the meniscus has been generally felt to increase the likelihood of articular degeneration and the development of osteoarthritis [1]. Currently, it is felt that the function of the menisci include shock absorption, load transmission, secondary mechanical stability and possible joint lubrication and/or nutrition.


Anterior Cruciate Ligament Medial Meniscus Meniscal Tear Posterior Horn Meniscal Allograft Transplantation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Marlowe Goble
    • 1
  • Steven M. Kane
    • 1
  1. 1.Western Surgery CenterLoganUSA

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