Acta Ortopédica Mexicana

Segur JM, Vílchez F, Fariñas Ó, Vilarrodona A, Sastre S, Suso S
Meniscal harvesting, processing and preservation for allogeneic transplantation
Acta Ortop Mex 2009; 23 (4)

Language: Español
References: 14
Page: 243-246
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Introduction: The allogeneic meniscal transplantation (AMT) has received much attention lately for the treatment of young, active patients with painful knees previously subjected to meniscectomy. Objective: Show the current concepts on AMT as well as the methods for meniscal harvesting, processing and preservation that the Tissue Bank must implement. Conclusions: Based on the results of the short- and medium-term studies, the AMT has proven to relieve pain and improve function in patients with symptomatic knees and a history of meniscectomy. To respond to the requests from surgeons, the Tissue Bank should supply grafts that assure the appropriate processing and quality of the meniscus.

Key words: transplant, graft, meniscal allograft, knee, tissue culture.