Qualitative and Quantitative Anatomic Analysis of the Posterior Root Attachments of the Medial and Lateral Menisci
This manuscript went into specific detail about the attachment sites of the posterior roots of the medial and lateral meniscus. This is a very hot topic currently, and this is the first study to actually define in detail where the attachment sites are located. This information is very important because it is well recognized that tears of the root attachments of the menisci can quickly lead to arthritis. This is a phenomenon that only has been recognized over the last 4-5 years, and this anatomic study should serve as a basis for improved operative treatment of these tears.
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Robert LaPrade, MD, PhD
has specialized skills and expertise in diagnosing and treating complicated knee injuries. He has treated athletes at all levels, including Olympic, professional and intercollegiate athletes, and has returned numerous athletes back to full participation after surgeries. Recognized globally for his outstanding and efficient surgical skills and dedication to sports medicine, he has received many research awards, including the OREF Clinic Research Award considered by many a Nobel Prize in orthopedics. Dr. LaPrade is one of the most published investigators
in his field, and many of the surgeries that he has developed are now performed worldwide and recognized as the “gold standard” for the treatment of complex knee injuries.