Special Knee Transplant Minimizes Return to Operating Room

May 26 22:25 2015
Frank McCormick, MD, releases findings at a special presentation at Chicago’s International Cartilage Repair Society annual meeting.

Dr. Frank McCormick, a LESS Institute orthopedic surgeon, Harvard Medical School professor, and Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy Reserve, recently presented at the International Cartilage Repair Society’s annual meeting in Chicago, Illinois.

During this presentation, Dr. McCormick revealed the results of his study, which showed that a meniscal allograft transplant – a type of procedure that replaces the torn or damaged meniscus – shows little to no rate of requiring additional surgeries.

90 days after the procedure, Dr. McCormick noted that 0% of patients returned for revision transplantation.

“The key take-home point to our study is that following meniscal allograft transplantation using our national assessment we had a 90-day return to OR rate of zero,” Dr. McCormick says. “However, one in five patients required some kind of concomitant surgery within the 2-year period.”

The study was conducted by Dr. McCormick and his colleagues, who performed a database search and retrospective review of over 550,000 patients with meniscal pathology (knee pain).

During the study, Dr. McCormick also noted that only one in five patients needed some kind of concomitant surgery within a two-year period. One year after surgery, the rate of revision transplantation was below five percent.

Dr. McCormick specializes in outpatient sports medicine, cartilage/meniscal/stem cell transplantation, joint preservations, and arthroscopic treatment of the shoulder, hip, and knee. Dr. McCormick operates in several southern/central Florida locations, including Miami, Palm Beach, Orlando, and Doral.

For more information about Dr. McCormick, visit www.frankmccormickmd.com


About Dr. Frank McCormick

Dr. Frank McCormick MD is an orthopedic surgeon at the LESS Institute who specializes in outpatient sports medicine, cartilage/meniscal/stem cell transplantation, joint preservation, and arthroscopic treatment of the shoulder, hip, and knee.

Dr. McCormick has achieved regional, national and international recognition for his clinical research endeavors. He is an award winning lead or co-author of over 16 studies in the last five years. He is a co-author on the paper that won the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) J. Whit research prize, a co-author on the best paper prize at the European SECEC/ESSSE annual meeting, and is the lead author for the 2011 International Society of Arthroscopy and Knee Orthopedic Surgery (ISAKOS) John Joyce Award, which goes to the top paper from a resident or fellow in sports medicine across the globe. He has written over 75 peer-reviewed papers published in top orthopedic and sports medicine journals while speaking at regional, national or international conferences over 100 times.

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