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The biomechanical function of the meniscus is well known and its chondroprotective effect is very important. The meniscus should be preserved whenever possible, but subtotal or total meniscectomy is sometimes inevitable, and especially if considerable tissue damage already exists. Although meniscal allograft transplantation (MAT) is performed for the meniscus-deficient knees to restore the biomechanical function of the meniscus, its current indication has been limited to the symptomatic youngdoi:10.1097/jsa.0b013e318246f005 pmid:22555208 fatcat:3unjj7bunjcopagttvhyy5tihm