The Meniscus

  • Philippe Beaufils
  • René Verdonk

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Basic Science

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. B. Lebel, C. Tardieu, B. Locker, C. Hulet
      Pages 3-9
    3. I. D. McDermott, S. D. Masouros, A. M. J. Bull, A. A. Amis
      Pages 11-18
    4. P. Verdonk
      Pages 19-27
    5. S. D. Masouros, I. D. McDermott, A. M. J. Bull, A. A. Amis
      Pages 29-37
    6. R. Verdonk
      Pages 39-41
  3. Meniscal Lesions: Classification

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 44-44
    2. P. Verdonk, P. Vererfve
      Pages 45-49
    3. T. Boyer, H. Dorfmann, A. Podgorski
      Pages 51-60
    4. N. Pujol, P. Boisrenoult
      Pages 61-65
    5. P. Beaufils
      Pages 67-68
  4. Preoperative Clinical Examination and Imaging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 70-70
    2. N. Pujol, P. Boisrenoult
      Pages 71-76
    3. W. C. J. Huysse, K. L. Verstraete
      Pages 77-90
    4. S. F. Dye
      Pages 91-95
    5. P. Beaufils
      Pages 97-98
  5. Technique

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 100-100
    2. K. F. Almqvist, A. A. M. Dhollander, P. Verdonk, Ph. Neyret, R. Verdonk
      Pages 101-105
    3. R. Seil, D. Pape
      Pages 107-117

About this book


This clinical guide provides a special focus on the normal meniscal mechanism, body and function. Meniscal pathology and therapy are depicted in detail, followed by the presentation of long-term experience of meniscal transplantation and a look into the future of meniscal surgery.

During the last few decades, as the management of meniscal trauma has evolved, and knowledge gained on meniscal function, the orthopaedic surgeon has attempted to preserve the meniscus whenever possible. Arthroscopic meniscal repair has become the treatment of choice when the tear is located in the peripheral rim. Partial meniscectomy has become limited to such an extent that the deleterious effect of total meniscectomy is avoided. Meniscal allograft replacement, which has been available for the last two decades, is used when the patient is confronted with a painful total meniscectomy. Future research and experiments may suggest that partial meniscal replacement might be indicated in the presence of a painful knee compartment after failed meniscal repair or partial meniscectomy.


Knee biomechanics anatomy biomechanics bone classification complication computed tomography (CT) diagnosis implant knee magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) osteoarthritis rehabilitation surgery trauma

Editors and affiliations

  • Philippe Beaufils
    • 1
  • René Verdonk
    • 2
  1. 1.Service Chirurgie Orthopedique et, TraumatologiqueHopital Andre MignotLe Chesnay CXFrance
  2. 2.Akademisch Ziekenhuis, Dept.Physical Medicine andUniversiteit GentGentBelgium

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-02449-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-02450-4
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