News & Articles
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.
Study shows that the state of someone’s knee is more relevant than their age, when it comes to success from meniscal transplantation surgery.
“Does Age Itself Have an Adverse Effect on Survivorship of Meniscal Allograft Transplantation? A Cartilage Status and Time From Previous Meniscectomy-Matched Cohort Study” Ju-Ho Song, MD, Seong-Il Bin, MD, PhD†, Jong-Min Kim, MD, PhD, Bum-Sik Lee, MD, PhD, Dong-Wook Son, MD, PhD The American Journal of Sports Medicine 2020; 48(7):1696-1701 In this study from South…
Prospective randomised study demonstrates the benefits of meniscal transplantation over conservative management for the symptomatic relief of symptoms after meniscal loss.
“A pilot randomized trial of meniscal allograft transplantation versus personalized physiotherapy for patients with a symptomatic meniscal deficient knee compartment” N. A. Smith, N. Parsons, D. Wright, C. Hutchinson, A. Metcalfe, P. Thompson, M. L. Costa, T. Spalding The Bone and Joint Journal 2018; 100(1): 56-63 In this study, the researchers from Warwick looked at…
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,…
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
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
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…