The Menisci

A Comprehensive Review of their Anatomy, Biomechanical Function and Surgical Treatment

  • Robert F. LaPrade
  • Elizabeth A. Arendt
  • Alan Getgood
  • Scott C. Faucett

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Urszula Zdanowicz, Robert Śmigielski
    Pages 1-8
  3. Scott Caterine, Maddison Hourigan, Alan Getgood
    Pages 9-20
  4. Sergio Rocha Piedade
    Pages 21-29
  5. Gianluca Camillieri
    Pages 31-47
  6. Alexandra Phocas, Jorge Chahla, Robert F. LaPrade
    Pages 49-61
  7. Rebecca Young, Brian M. Devitt, Timothy Whitehead
    Pages 63-75
  8. Jorge Chahla, Bradley M. Kruckeberg, Gilbert Moatshe, Robert F. LaPrade
    Pages 77-91
  9. Taylor J. Ridley, Elizabeth A. Arendt, Jeffrey A. Macalena
    Pages 93-102
  10. Sergio Rocha Piedade, Rodrigo Pereira da Silva Nunes, Camila Cohen Kaleka, Tulio Pereira Cardoso
    Pages 103-108
  11. Ryan D. Scully, Scott C. Faucett
    Pages 109-116
  12. Aad Dhollander, Alan Getgood
    Pages 117-127
  13. Jorge Chahla, James Gannon, Gilbert Moatshe, Robert F. LaPrade
    Pages 129-135
  14. Adam William Anz
    Pages 137-146
  15. Mark R. Hutchinson, Mitchell Meghpara, Danil Rybalko, Garrett Schwarzman
    Pages 147-154
  16. Hakan Boya, Hasan Tatari, Halit Pinar
    Pages 155-164
  17. Chih-Hwa Chen, Chian-Her Lee
    Pages 165-173
  18. Sverre Løken, Gilbert Moatshe, Håvard Moksnes, Lars Engebretsen
    Pages 175-194
  19. Sergio Rocha Piedade, Rodrigo Pereira da Silva Nunes, Camila Cohen Kaleka, Tulio Pereira Cardoso
    Pages E1-E1
  20. Back Matter
    Pages 195-198

About this book


This book is a comprehensive journey through the pathogenesis and treatment of meniscal pathology.  It details the elements that are necessary to properly understand, diagnose, and treat meniscal tears, ranging from vertical tears to radial tears and root avulsions. Treatment techniques are thoroughly described and illustrated, with presentation of the latest evidence on outcomes.

The algorithmic treatment of meniscal tears has undergone a rapid transformation. We have progressed from the initial treatments involving removal of the meniscus using an open technique, to the performance of partial meniscectomies and complex meniscal repairs by means of an arthroscopic technique. The current treatment goal is to maintain the biology and mechanical integrity of this vital knee structure, an aim too often disregarded by past generations of surgeons. An explosion of new knowledge, coupled with advances in arthroscopic and surgical technology, has paved the way for wider application of approaches that help to preserve the meniscus, in the hope of preventing or delaying the development of knee arthritis. This book will have utility for all clinicians who treat meniscal lesions and will serve as a valuable resource for years to come.


Meniscus lesion Medial meniscus Lateral meniscus Meniscal root Meniscal repair Meniscal tears

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert F. LaPrade
    • 1
  • Elizabeth A. Arendt
    • 2
  • Alan Getgood
    • 3
  • Scott C. Faucett
    • 4
  1. 1.Steadman Philippon Research InstituteVailUSA
  2. 2.University of Minnesota Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryMinneapolisUSA
  3. 3.University of Western Ontario Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine ClinicLondonCanada
  4. 4.The Orthopaedic Center, P.A.WashingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information ISAKOS 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-53791-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-53792-3
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