Meniscal reconstruction. Part II: Outcome, potential complications, and future directions.

  • Maitra R
  • Miller M
  • Johnson D
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Abstract

Currently, magnetic resonance imaging and second-look arthroscopy are the only methods available to objectively evaluate the outcome of meniscal reconstruction. While clinical studies indicate progressively improving outcomes of meniscal reconstruction, longer follow-up is needed to determine whether the natural history of joint degeneration can be altered. Part I of this comprehensive review, published in the April 1999 issue, discussed the anatomy and function of the meniscus, followed by the indications, techniques, and graft considerations for meniscal allograft reconstruction. Part II reviews the results, potential complications, and future directions of meniscal allograft reconstruction.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Animals
  • Arthroscopy
  • Homologous
  • Humans
  • Joint Diseases
  • Joint Diseases: surgery
  • Menisci
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Reconstructive Surgical Procedures
  • Tibial
  • Tibial: surgery
  • Transplantation
  • Treatment Outcome

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Authors

  • R S Maitra

  • M D Miller

  • D L Johnson

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