ISAKOS: 2019 Congress in Cancun, Mexico
ISAKOS

2019 ISAKOS Biennial Congress ePoster #1037

 

Should the Meniscal Height Be Considered for Preoperative Sizing in Meniscal Transplantation?

Alfredo D. Netto, MD, São Paulo, SP BRAZIL
Camila Cohen Kaleka, MD, São Paulo, SP BRAZIL
Mariana Kei Toma, MD, São Paulo, SP BRAZIL
Julio Cesar A. E. Silva, MD, Nova Lima, MG BRAZIL
Patricia M. B. Fucs, MD, PhD, Prof., São Paulo, SP BRAZIL
Marcos Mestriner, MD, São Paulo, SP BRAZIL
Fabrício R. Severino, MD, São Paulo, SP BRAZIL
Luiz Gabriel B. Guglielmetti, MD, PhD, São Paulo, SP BRAZIL
Victor M. Oliveira, MD, PhD, São Paulo, SP BRAZIL
Nilson R. Severino, MD, São Paulo, SP BRAZIL
Osmar P. A. Camargo, MD, PhD, São Paulo, SP BRAZIL
Ricardo P. Cury, MD, São Paulo, SP BRAZIL

Irmandade da Santa Casa de Misericórdia de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, BRAZIL

FDA Status Not Applicable

Summary

The height of the meniscal segments may be a new variable in preoperative meniscal measurement.

Abstract

In preoperative sizing for meniscal transplantation, most authors take into consideration the length and width of the original meniscus, but not its height. This study aimed at evaluating (1) whether the meniscal height is associated with the meniscal length and width, (2) whether the heights of the meniscal segments are associated with the individual’s anthropometric data, (3) whether the heights of the meniscal segments are associated with each other in the same meniscus, and (4) the degree of symmetry of the meniscal dimensions between the right and left knees. Methods In this cross-sectional, observational study, two independent radiologists measured the meniscal length, width and height in knee magnetic resonance imaging scans obtained from 25 patients with patello-femoral pain syndrome. Reproducibility of measurements was calculated with intraclass correlation coefficients. Associations between the anthropometric data and the meniscal measurements, the meniscal length and width versus height, and the heights of the meniscal segments in the same meniscus were examined with Pearson’s correlation. Results Inter-observer reliability was excellent (>0.8) for length and height and good (0.6–0.8) for width measurements. There was also excellent agreement (>0.8) for the length and width of the menisci in the right and left knees. The heights of the horns of the lateral meniscus showed good agreement (0.6–0.8), while the heights of the other meniscal segments had excellent agreement between the sides (>0.8). There were significant associations with generally low (r < 0.5) correlation between the heights of the meniscal segments and the lengths and widths of the menisci, between the meniscal height and anthropometric data, and between the heights of the meniscal segments in the same meniscus. Correlations between anthropometric data and meniscal length and width were generally high (r > 0.7). Conclusions There was excellent agreement between the meniscal dimensions of the right and left knees, and a weak association between the meniscal height with the meniscal width and length, between the height of the menisci with anthropometric data and between the heights of the segments in the same meniscus. The height of the meniscal segments may be a new variable in preoperative meniscal measurement.