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Medial Meniscus Root Repair in Patients With Open Physes


Abstract:

Meniscal root tears have become increasingly recognized in the past decade. Lateral meniscus root tears typically occur in active, younger patients who sustain acute anterior cruciate ligament tears. Conversely, medial meniscus root tears typically occur in isolation and affect middle-aged patients. However, recent reports have described the incidence of meniscal root tears occurring in […]

Medial Meniscus Root Repair in Patients With Open Physes

Posterior Horn of the Lateral Meniscus

Description of Posterior Horn Lateral Meniscus Tear

The posterior horn of the lateral meniscus includes the main body of the lateral meniscus, posterior to the popliteus tendon, and its root attachment on the posterior aspect of the tibia.

The lateral meniscus is even more important than the medial meniscus for shock absorption. It has been […]

Posterior Horn of the Lateral Meniscus

Posterior Horn of the Medial Meniscus

Description of Posterior Horn Medial Meniscus Tear

The posterior horn of the medial meniscus is that portion of the medial meniscus in the back part of the knee. It varies from the main weightbearing portion of the meniscus up to where it attaches on the tibia at its lateral aspect, called the root attachment.

The posterior […]

Posterior Horn of the Medial Meniscus

Meniscal Root Tears

Description of Meniscal Root Tears

Both the medial and lateral menisci have a stout attachment at their very posterior aspects, which are called the root attachments. These root attachments are important because they hold the meniscus in place, provides stability to the circumferential hoop fibers of the meniscus, and prevents meniscal extrusion.

When there is […]

Meniscal Root Tears

Discoid Meniscus

Description of Discoid Meniscus

The menisci of the knee joint are made of tough, fibrous cartilage that conform to the surfaces of the bones upon which they rest. One meniscus is on the inside of the knee (known as the medial meniscus), and the other rests on the outside of the knee (known as the […]

Discoid Meniscus

Lateral Meniscus Tear

Description of a Lateral Meniscus

The lateral meniscus is an essential shock absorber on the outside (lateral) aspect of the knee joint. It absorbs about 70% of the shock of the lateral compartment. Lateral meniscal tears are not as common as medial meniscus tears. This is because the lateral meniscus is more mobile and not secured […]

Lateral Meniscus Tear

Medial Meniscus Tear

Description of Medial Meniscus Tear

The medial meniscus is an important shock absorber on the inside (medial) aspect of the knee joint. It absorbs about 50% of the shock of the medial compartment. Thus, when there is a medial knee injury such as a medial meniscus tear, it is very important to try to repair the […]

Medial Meniscus Tear

Meniscal Injuries

Meniscus Injury Overview

Meniscus injuries of the knee – commonly meniscus tears or meniscus strains – are common among both athletes and non-athletes. A meniscus injury or a lack of a meniscus can lead to osteoarthritis.

The knee […]

Meniscal Injuries
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