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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430389/arthroscopic-lateral-meniscal-allograft-transplantation-with-the-key-hole-technique
#1
Dhong Won Lee, Jung Ho Park, Kyu Sung Chung, Jeong Ku Ha, Jin Goo Kim
The efficacy of meniscus allograft transplantation (MAT) for the meniscus-deficient knee has been widely recognized as being excellent in terms of pain relief and functional improvement. Lateral MAT is usually performed with the bone bridge technique that uses a bone bridge connecting the anterior and posterior horns of an allograft. The slot position for the meniscal graft insertion is of great importance with the bone bridge technique, especially in the key-hole method. The purpose of this Technical Note is to describe lateral MAT using the key-hole technique in which an allograft with a bone bridge carved to accommodate the key-hole-shaped slot is properly secured to the slot...
October 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29397425/native-tissue-based-strategies-for-meniscus-repair-and-regeneration
#2
REVIEW
Zengzeng Zhang, Weimin Guo, Shuang Gao, Mingxue Chen, Xu Li, Xueliang Zhang, Xiaoguang Jing, Mingjie Wang, Yu Zhang, Shi Shen, Zehao Wang, Baichuan Sun, Ying Chai, Chengfu Zhou, Shuyun Liu, Quanyi Guo
Meniscus injuries appear to be becoming increasingly common and pose a challenge for orthopedic surgeons. However, there is no curative approach for dealing with defects in the inner meniscus region due to its avascular nature. Numerous strategies have been applied to regenerate and repair meniscus defects and native tissue-based strategies have received much attention. Native tissue usually has good biocompatibility, excellent mechanical properties and a suitable microenvironment for cellular growth, adhesion, redifferentiation, extracellular matrix deposition and remodeling...
February 3, 2018: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29382216/preoperative-tibial-subchondral-bone-marrow-lesion-patterns-and-associations-with-outcomes-after-isolated-meniscus-allograft-transplantation
#3
Bryan M Saltzman, Eric J Cotter, Jeffrey P Stephens, Gregory L Cvetanovich, Brett Madden, Kevin Wang, Adam B Yanke, Brian J Cole
BACKGROUND: The association between preoperative tibial subchondral bone marrow lesion (BML) patterns and outcomes after isolated meniscus allograft transplantation (MAT) are unknown. PURPOSE: To determine (1) if a superior classification means exists (ie, high interrater reliability [IRR]) for grading tibial subchondral BML before isolated MAT and (2) whether quality and/or severity of preoperative tibial subchondral BML patterns was associated with clinical outcomes and/or failure rates after isolated MAT...
January 1, 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29354476/meniscal-allograft-transplantation-with-concomitant-osteochondral-allograft-transplantation
#4
Eric J Cotter, Rachel M Frank, Brian R Waterman, Kevin C Wang, Michael L Redondo, Brian J Cole
Surgical strategies for knee joint preservation are numerous, with the procedure(s) of choice for a given patient dependent on the status of the articular cartilage, meniscus, overall alignment, and ligamentous stability. For patients with large, isolated, osteochondral defects of the articular cartilage of the femoral condyle, osteochondral allograft transplantation (OCA) is often performed in an effort to reduce pain and improve function. Similarly, for appropriately indicated patients with symptomatic meniscus deficiency, meniscus allograft transplantation (MAT) is an excellent surgical solution...
October 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29354454/arthroscopic-medial-meniscal-allograft-transplantation-with-modified-bone-plug-technique
#5
Dhong Won Lee, Jung Ho Park, Kyu Sung Chung, Jeong Ku Ha, Jin Goo Kim
The meniscal allograft transplantation (MAT) has been reported to be an effective treatment in terms of pain relief and functional improvement in symptomatic meniscus-deficient knee. The medial MAT is usually performed with the bone plug technique or soft tissue fixation for root fixation. We describe medial MAT with modified bone plug technique that permits easy passage of posterior bone plugs and facilitates bone-to-bone healing. With this method, an anterior bone plug with a long cylindrical shape is prepared, and the posterior bone plug is prepared with a flat bone shell containing a cancellous portion...
August 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29354420/lateral-meniscus-allograft-transplantation-the-bone-plug-technique
#6
Jarret M Woodmass, Nick R Johnson, Bruce A Levy, Michael J Stuart, Aaron J Krych
Lateral meniscus tears are commonly encountered by orthopaedic surgeons. Despite efforts to repair and preserve the meniscus, meniscectomy is occasionally required to treat irreparable tears. The resulting lateral meniscus deficiency leads to increased tibiofemoral contact pressures and ultimately early osteoarthritic changes in the knee. Lateral meniscal allograft transplant (LMAT) has been proposed as a way to restore the lateral meniscus-deficient knee to its native form. Although several techniques for LMAT have been proposed, osseous fixation has demonstrated increased stability, improved outcomes, and improved long-term survival...
August 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349008/meniscal-allograft-transplantation-made-simple-bridge-and-slot-technique
#7
Daniel J Kaplan, Sergio A Glait, William E Ryan, Michael J Alaia, Kirk A Campbell, Eric J Strauss, Laith M Jazrawi
Over recent years, appreciation for the critical role of the meniscus in joint biomechanics has led to an emphasis on meniscal preservation. Meniscal allograft transplant (MAT) is a promising biological solution for the symptomatic young patient with a meniscus-deficient knee that has not developed advanced osteoarthritis. As surgical techniques are refined and outcomes continue to improve, it is vital to consider the utility of such procedures and offer a straightforward approach to MAT. This article and accompanying video provide a step-by-step tutorial on how to perform a MAT using the bridge and slot technique, its key pearls and pitfalls as well as the relevant advantages and disadvantages of MAT...
December 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314864/outcomes-of-osteochondral-allograft-transplantation-with-and-without-concomitant-meniscus-allograft-transplantation-a-comparative-matched-group-analysis
#8
Rachel M Frank, Simon Lee, Eric J Cotter, Charles P Hannon, Timothy Leroux, Brian J Cole
BACKGROUND: Osteochondral allograft transplantation (OCA) is often performed with concomitant meniscus allograft transplantation (MAT) as a strategy for knee joint preservation, although to date, the effect of concomitant MAT on outcomes and failure rates after OCA has not been assessed. PURPOSE: To determine clinical outcomes for patients undergoing OCA with MAT as compared with a matched cohort of patients undergoing isolated OCA. STUDY DESIGN: Control study; Level of evidence, 3...
January 1, 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225019/primary-versus-revision-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-patient-demographics-radiographic-findings-and-associated-lesions
#9
Justin J Mitchell, Mark E Cinque, Grant J Dornan, Lauren M Matheny, Chase S Dean, Brad Kruckeberg, Gilbert Moatshe, Jorge Chahla, Robert F LaPrade
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the differences in intra-articular pathology, demographic characteristics, and radiographic characteristics of the knee associated with primary anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) versus revision ACLR at the time of initial presentation with either a native anterior cruciate ligament tear or an anterior cruciate ligament graft tear. Secondarily, we aimed to investigate risk factors for concomitant medial and lateral meniscal tears and cartilage injuries at the time of ACLR...
December 7, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183885/can-we-predict-the-clinical-outcome-of-arthroscopic-partial-meniscectomy-a-systematic-review
#10
REVIEW
Susanne M Eijgenraam, Max Reijman, Sita M A Bierma-Zeinstra, Daan T van Yperen, Duncan E Meuffels
NHS-PROSPERO REGISTRATION NUMBER: 42016048592 OBJECTIVE: In order to make a more evidence-based selection of patients who would benefit the most from arthroscopic partial meniscectomy (APM), knowledge of prognostic factors is essential. We conducted a systematic review of predictors for the clinical outcome following APM. DESIGN: Systematic review DATA SOURCES: Medline, Embase, Cochrane Central Register, Web of Science, SPORTDiscus, PubMed Publisher, Google Scholar INCLUSION CRITERIA: Report an association between factor(s) and clinical outcome; validated questionnaire; follow-up >1 year...
November 28, 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138892/-partial-and-complete-joint-transplantation-with-fresh-osteochondral-allografts-the-flocsat-concept
#11
REVIEW
C Krettek, J-D Clausen, N Bruns, C Neunaber
Cartilage defects in adult patients do not heal well. Fresh osteochondral allograft (OCA) transplantation is based on mature, living, mechanically sound hyaline cartilage attached to a bone interface, which is brought into an osteochondral defect, where it becomes osseointegrated. According to current knowledge, intact hyaline cartilage tissue is immune privileged and does not, in contrast to bone, meniscus or ligaments, cause an immune reaction. The technique has the unique advantage of transplanting viable, mature and mechanically stable hyaline cartilage into the affected area...
November 2017: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108480/short-term-homing-of-hyaluronan-primed-cells-therapeutic-implications-for-osteoarthritis-treatment
#12
Giovanna Desando, Isabella Bartolotti, Carola Cavallo, Antonella Schiavinato, Cynthia Secchieri, Elizaveta Kon, Giuseppe Filardo, Maurizio Paro, Brunella Grigolo
The evaluation of key factors modulating cell homing following transplantation can provide new insights in the comprehension of unsolved biological questions about the use of cell therapies for osteoarthritis (OA). The main purpose of this in vivo study was to investigate the biodistribution of an intra-articular (IA) injection of mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) and bone marrow concentrate (BMC) in a rabbit OA model, and whether the additional use of sodium hyaluronate (HA) could modulate their migration and promote joint repair...
November 6, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part C, Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103840/the-influence-of-full-thickness-chondral-defects-on-outcomes-following-meniscal-allograft-transplantation-a-comparative-study
#13
Bryan M Saltzman, Maximilian A Meyer, Timothy S Leroux, Matthew E Gilelis, Margot Debot, Adam B Yanke, Brian J Cole
PURPOSE: To compare a series of patients who underwent meniscus allograft transplantation (MAT) with full-thickness chondral defects (FTD) with those with no chondral defect (ND) with regard to the following: change in patient-reported outcomes (PROs) from baseline to 2-year follow-up and baseline to the final follow-up (including comparisons to minimal clinically important differences), complications and complication rates, reoperations and reoperation rates/timing, and failures and time to failure (revision MAT or conversion to total knee arthroplasty)...
November 2, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893426/outcomes-after-double-bundle-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
#14
Ji Hyun Ahn, Ho Won Kang, Kug Jin Choi
PURPOSE: To identify the risk factors predicting unsatisfactory postoperative clinical outcomes after double-bundle (DB) anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction using multivariate logistic regression. METHODS: Inclusion criteria were consecutive DB ACL reconstructions from January 2006 to September 2012 with a minimum 3-year follow-up. Exclusion criteria included (1) a delay to surgery from initial injury of more than 4 years (210 weeks); (2) contralateral knee pathology; (3) the lack of postoperative 3-dimensional computed tomography; (4) single-bundle ACL reconstruction; (5) revision ACL reconstruction; (6) meniscus allograft transplantation after total or subtotal meniscectomy; (7) multiple ligament surgeries...
September 8, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844199/cryopreservation-versus-fresh-frozen-meniscal-allograft-a-biomechanical-comparative-analysis
#15
Shukur Ahmad, Vivek Ajit Singh, Shamsul Iskandar Hussein
Meniscal allograft transplantation may be a better alternative for the treatment of irreparable meniscal injury compared to other forms of treatment. However, it remains to be seen whether the use fresh frozen allograft is better than cryopreserved allograft in treating this type of injury. We hypothesized that cryopreserved meniscal allograft would work better in maintaining the original biomechanical properties compared to fresh frozen ones, due to the lower amount of damage it incurs during the storage process...
September 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816515/how-should-we-secure-our-transplanted-meniscus-a-meta-analysis
#16
Julio J Jauregui, Zhan Dong Wu, Sean Meredith, Cullen Griffith, Jonathan D Packer, R Frank Henn
BACKGROUND: Meniscal allograft transplant (MAT) is a salvage procedure for young patients with symptomatic meniscal deficiency. Although many studies report good outcomes, MAT remains controversial, and an optimal fixation technique for the meniscus roots is debated. PURPOSE: To assess the overall outcome of MAT and compare the results of different meniscal root fixation techniques. STUDY DESIGN: Meta-analysis. METHODS: Following specific guidelines, we systematically evaluated all current literature for studies reporting on the outcomes of patients who underwent MAT...
August 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805136/the-ovine-model-for-meniscus-tissue-engineering-considerations-of-anatomy-function-implantation-and-evaluation
#17
Andrzej Brzezinski, Salim A Ghodbane, Jay M Patel, Barbara A Perry, Charles J Gatt, Michael G Dunn
Meniscus injuries represent one of the most-common intra-articular knee injuries. The current treatment options include meniscectomy and allograft transplantation, both with poor long-term outcomes. Therefore, there is a need for regenerative techniques to restore meniscal function. To preclinically test scaffolds for meniscus replacement, large animal models need to be established and standardized. This review establishes the anatomical and compositional similarities between human and sheep menisci and provides guidance for implantation and evaluation of such devices...
September 29, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part C, Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800919/similar-outcomes-after-osteochondral-allograft-transplantation-in-anterior-cruciate-ligament-intact-and-reconstructed-knees-a-comparative-matched-group-analysis-with-minimum-2-year-follow-up
#18
Dean Wang, Claire D Eliasberg, Tim Wang, Ryan R Fader, Francesca R Coxe, Mollyann D Pais, Riley J Williams
PURPOSE: To compare failure rates and clinical outcomes of osteochondral allograft transplantation (OCA) in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)-intact versus ACL-reconstructed knees at midterm follow-up. METHODS: After a priori power analysis, a prospective registry of patients treated with OCA for focal chondral lesions ≥2 cm2 in size with minimum 2-year follow-up was used to match ACL-reconstructed knees with ACL-intact knees by age, sex, and primary chondral defect location...
December 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765605/the-potential-of-using-semitendinosus-tendon-as-autograft-in-rabbit-meniscus-reconstruction
#19
Chenxi Li, Xiaoqing Hu, Qingyang Meng, Xin Zhang, Jingxian Zhu, Linghui Dai, Jin Cheng, Mingjin Zhong, Weili Shi, Bo Ren, Jiying Zhang, Xin Fu, Xiaoning Duan, Yingfang Ao
Since transplantation of meniscal allograft or artificial menisci is limited by graft sources and a series of adverse events, substitution for meniscus reconstruction still needs to be explored. Natural biomaterials, which can provide a unique 3-D microenvironment, remain a promising alternative for tissue engineering. Among them, autograft is a preferred option for its safety and excellent biocompatibility. In this study, we utilized semitendinosus tendon autograft in meniscus reconstruction to investigate its fibrochondrogenic metaplasticity potential and chondroprotective effect...
August 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753397/lateral-meniscal-allograft-transplant-via-a-medial-approach-leads-to-less-extrusion
#20
Nam-Hong Choi, Jeong-Ki Choi, Bong-Seok Yang, Doe-Hyun Lee, Brian N Victoroff
BACKGROUND: Accurate positioning of the bony bridge is crucial to prevent extrusion of meniscal allografts after transplant. However, oblique or lateralized placement of the bony bridge of the lateral meniscal allograft may occur due to technical error or a limited visual field. The patellar tendon may be an obstacle to approaching the anterior horn of the lateral meniscus, resulting in a laterally placed allograft. Therefore, lateral meniscal transplant through a medial arthrotomy would be an alternative approach...
October 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
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