THE JOURNAL OF BONE AND JOINT SURGERY 2014

An avulsion of the posterior root attachement of the lateral meniscus or a radial tear close to the root attachment can lead to degenerative knee arthritis. The study hypothesized that in situ pull-out suture repair of lateral meniscus root avulsions and of complete radial tears 3 and 6 mm from the root attachment would increase the contact area and decrease mean and peak tibiofemoral contact pressures, at all knee flexion angles, relative to the corresponding avulsion of tear condition.

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