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Meniscus Surgery

Meniscus Injury Overview

The medial and lateral menisci of the knee are very important cushions to protect the cartilage and prevent the development of osteoarthritis. In addition, the menisci also serve to provide extra stability to the knee. Thus, they are an essential part of the anatomy and the loss of the menisci […]

Meniscus Surgery

Meniscal Trephination

Meniscal trephination Overview

When a meniscus is torn, the options for treatment can include either repair or resection.  In most circumstances, we strive to repair the meniscus because it is an important shock absorber for the same compartment of the knee.  The loss of the meniscus invariably leads to the development of osteoarthritis over time.

In some circumstances, there […]

Meniscal Trephination

Partial Meniscectomy

Meniscus Anatomy

The menisci are made of fibrocartilage and act as shock absorbers for the joint.  They have a blood supply on the outer third, with the inner portion of the meniscus not having any blood supply.  In addition, the inner portion is much thinner than the thicker outer portion, which attaches to the joint lining. […]

Partial Meniscectomy

Meniscal Root Repair

Meniscal Root Injury

The root attachments of the posterior horns of the medial and lateral meniscus are very important for joint health.  When these are torn, the loading of the joint is equivalent to having no meniscus on the affected side.  Thus, these patients can often have early onset arthritis, the development of […]

Meniscal Root Repair

Meniscal Transplant

What are the Menisci?

The menisci are important shock absorbers in the knee.  There are two menisci in the knee – one located on the medial side and the other on the lateral side.  Together, each meniscus helps with knee stability and the preservation of joint health.

The medial meniscus, on the inside of the […]

Meniscal Transplant

Discoid Meniscus Treatment

Discoid Meniscus Injury

When a discoid meniscus, most commonly involving the lateral meniscus, tears, it is necessary to perform treatment on it due to symptoms from the tear.  In most instances, the meniscus is very thin and degenerative when it does tear and a good portion of it needs to be resected.  Attempts should be […]

Discoid Meniscus Treatment

Meniscus Treatment

A meniscus injury is common among athletes and can lead to ongoing pain and knee instability. The menisci are c-shaped pieces of fibrocartilage that cover the knee and play an extremely important role in distributing the load across the knee and to protect the articular cartilage.  The meniscus is made up of the 

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