Meniscal Transplantation: The Hannover Experience

  • D. Kohn
  • C. J. Wirth


Not all damaged menisci can be treated by partial excision or by repair. The loss of a meniscus will be followed by the development of osteoarthrosis in the majority of cases [3, 4, 16, 20, 21,23,24,28,29]. Standard treatment options for symptomatic postmeniscectomy osteoarthrosis include osteotomy [15] and knee arthroplasty [34]. Both procedures give benefit only for a limited period of time and are therefore less well suited for the younger patient. Based on this dilemma the idea of meniscus replacement was established [2, 11]. Meniscus transplantation was the first and remains to be the most frequent type of meniscus replacement to date.


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

  • D. Kohn
    • 1
  • C. J. Wirth
    • 2
  1. 1.Orthopädische Universitätsklinik Homburg (Saar)Homburg (Saar)Federal Republic of Germany
  2. 2.Orthopädische Klinik der Medizinischen Hochschule HannoverHannoverFederal Republic of Germany

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