Arthroscopic-Assisted Lateral Meniscal Allograft Transplantation With Open Ligamentous Extra-Articular Tenodesis

Arthrosc Tech. 2021 Feb 22;10(3):e903-e908. doi: 10.1016/j.eats.2020.11.011. eCollection 2021 Mar.


Lateral meniscus allograft transplantation is performed in predominantly young, active patients and is an option to stabilize the joint in lateral meniscus-deficient patients after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. The lateral meniscus functions as an important restraint to anterior tibial translation, and meniscal transplant in such a patient may improve survivability of the graft in addition to preserving the patient's articular cartilage in the long term. A ligamentous extra-articular tenodesis procedure may be performed simultaneously to augment rotational stability of the joint, particularly in a patient with underlying ligamentous hyperlaxity.