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Meniscal Transplantation: The Hannover Experience

  • D. Kohn
  • C. J. Wirth

Abstract

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.

Keywords

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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