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Fresh meniscal allograft transplantation and autologous ACL/PCL reconstruction in a patient with complex knee trauma following knee dislocation--a case report.

Instability of the knee joint, particularly in combination with the loss of one meniscus, regularly leads to the early development of arthritis. This paper describes the case of a 19-year-old male with ruptures of the anterior ( ACL) and posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) along with the loss of the medial meniscus due to knee dislocation. Combined, time-delayed reconstruction of both the ACL and PCL and the allogenic fresh meniscal transplantation of the medial meniscus without bone plugs were performed. The control arthroscopy performed 6 months post-transplantation revealed good vitality and integration of the grafts as assessed both macroscopically and histologically. A small portion of the posterior horn had to be refixated, and the anterior horn was atrophic. At 24 months after trauma and 13 months following meniscal transplantation, the patient achieved a Lysholm score of 88 points and clinical examination indicated a stable knee. Fresh meniscal allograft transplantation, in combination with autologous ACL and PCL reconstruction, constitutes--in specialized centers--an alternative treatment option for complex trauma of the knee joint with loss of a meniscus.[1]

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  1. Fresh meniscal allograft transplantation and autologous ACL/PCL reconstruction in a patient with complex knee trauma following knee dislocation--a case report. Lill, H., Hepp, P., Rose, T., Engel, T., Künzel, E., Josten, C. Scandinavian journal of medicine & science in sports. (2004) [Pubmed]
 
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