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Meniscus Repair and Future Directions

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Knee Arthroscopy

Meniscal tear pathology is one of the most common orthopaedic diagnoses in the United States, with knee arthroscopy being the most common orthopaedic procedure performed by orthopaedic surgeons. Approximately 800,000 meniscectomies and 100,000 meniscal repairs are performed each year [1]. Whereas many patients seek treatment for a torn meniscus and large subsets of those patients may undergo some form of meniscectomy, the prediction of which patient will go on to develop postmeniscectomy osteoarthritis remains unclear.

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Angel, M.J., Kerker, J., Sgaglione, N. (2009). Meniscus Repair and Future Directions. In: Richmond, J., Bono, J., McKeon, B. (eds) Knee Arthroscopy. Springer, New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-89504-8_3

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