We endeavour to keep track of all new, relevant and high quality research relating to the field of meniscal transplantation, and our aim is to help disseminate information to attempt to promote best practice. If you are aware of any news or published evidence that you feel should be highlighted on this site then please simply e-mail us.


Mr Steve Bollen’s open letter to the editor of the BMJ about the role of knee arthroscopy

Recently, a number of ill-informed and blinkered articles have been published in journals whose editors really ought to know better, making irrational and poorly educated statements such as ‘arthroscopy doesn’t work!’ Arthroscopy is simply a tool for looking (‘scopy’) into a joint (‘arthro’): it doesn’t say anything about why the procedure might be being performed,…

Ian McDermott, London
28.01.2018

Mr McDermott presents on ‘Meniscal Transplantation’ at the Annual Meeting of the UK Biological Knee Society

Mr McDermott presents a summary of the indications, surgical techniques and clinical results of meniscal allograft transplantation at the 2nd annual meeting of the UK Biological Knee Society in Windsor, on 3rd Feb 2016. CLICK HERE  

Ian McDermott, London
09.10.2017

IMREF publishes its consensus statement on MAT

The American Journal of Sports Medicine September 2016 The International Meniscus Reconstruction Experts Forum (IMREF) is a group of meniscal transplantation surgeons from around the world who are considered key opinion leaders on the subject. (Mr McDermott is a member.) The IMREF has now published its first consensus statement on meniscal allograft transplantation: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0363546516660064

Ian McDermott, London
09.10.2017

No difference in clinical outcome seen with different root fixation methods for meniscal allograft transplantation

How Should We Secure Our Transplanted Meniscus? A Meta-analysis Julio J. Jauregui, MD, Zhan Dong Wu, BS, Sean Meredith, MD, Cullen Griffith, MD, Jonathan D. Packer, MD, R. Frank Henn, MD The American Journal of Sports Medicine, August 2017 http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0363546517720183 In this paper, the team from the Department of Orthopaedics at The University of Maryland School…

Ian McDermott, London
08.10.2017