Meniscal repair: a review of current practice

Tudor, Francois, McDermott, Ian D. and Myers, Peter (2014) Meniscal repair: a review of current practice. Orthopaedics and Trauma, 28 2: 88-96. doi:10.1016/j.mporth.2014.02.002

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Author Tudor, Francois
McDermott, Ian D.
Myers, Peter
Title Meniscal repair: a review of current practice
Journal name Orthopaedics and Trauma   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1877-1327
1877-1335
Publication date 2014-04
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.mporth.2014.02.002
Open Access Status
Volume 28
Issue 2
Start page 88
End page 96
Total pages 9
Place of publication Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher The Medicine Publishing Company
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Symptomatic meniscal tears have, until recently, been treated with partial or total meniscectomy, with the inevitable consequential development of arthritis. After a tear, retaining as much functional meniscus as possible is vital to maintain long-term function and reduce the risk of degeneration within the knee. Advances in instruments and techniques allow meniscal repair to be performed more commonly, and with excellent results. New procedures are evolving to allow repair of tears that would previously have been labelled ‘irreparable’. Meniscal allograft transplant is a viable treatment option for symptomatic patients who have suffered total loss of a meniscus and research continues into the use of synthetic menisci.
Keyword Meniscal repair
Meniscal tear
Meniscal transplantation
Meniscus
Q-Index Code C1
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Institutional Status UQ

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