Meniscal Allograft Transplants

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Meniscus allograft transplantation is an established surgical treatment indicated in symptomatic meniscus-deficient patients with minimal to no arthritis. Treatment decision making should be individualized after a thorough history and physical…

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Meniscus Repair and Regeneration

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Meniscus injuries are among the most common athletic injuries and result in functional impairment in the knee. Repair is crucial for pain relief and prevention of degenerative joint diseases like…

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Ramp Lesions

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Meniscal ramp lesions occur much more frequently than was previously considered, and particularly so in ACL-injured knees. The historically high rate of missed diagnoses is a result of unfamiliarity with…

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As Goes the Meniscus Goes the Knee

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The meniscus plays an important, complex role in maintaining the homeostasis and health of the knee. Meniscal tears are a risk factor for early chondral injury and eventually knee osteoarthritis….

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Injury of the Meniscus Root

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Meniscus root tears biomechanically disrupt normal joint loading and lead to joint overload with the possible development of spontaneous osteonecrosis of the knee and early-onset osteoarthritis. Proper identification and treatment…

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Meniscus Form and Function

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The menisci are 2 fibrocartilaginous crescents anchored via bony and ligamentous attachments to surrounding structures. Their biochemical composition and multilayered structure make them ideal for converting compressive forces to tensile…

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