Meniscal lesions associated with anterior cruciate ligament injury

R. F. Warren, I. M. Levy

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Abstract

The menisci frequently are injured during anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury or degenerate in a period of several years. The meniscus, in addition to transferring force across the joint, prevents tibial displacement on the femur if the ACL is injured. Ten per cent to 30% of the peripheral meniscus has circulation; healing can occur if a tear communicates with this region. Arthroscopic partial meniscectomy in irreparable tears can be helpful in some patients with meniscus-derived complaints. Total meniscectomy should be avoided in ACL insufficient knees when possible. Accurate meniscal reattachment with ligamentous reconstruction should restore knee stability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)32-37
Number of pages6
JournalClinical orthopaedics and related research
VolumeNo. 172
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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