Meniscal Sutures

  • Maad F. AlSaati
  • Stephen R. Thompson
  • R. Desmarchelier
  • G. Demey
Chapter

Abstract

The menisci are intra-articular fibrocartilaginous structures that have multiple functions, including shock absorption, control of anterior tibial translation, lubrication of the joint, and possibly proprioception. Owing to its many functions and the risk of meniscectomy-associated osteoarthritis, the management of meniscal tears should include “meniscus-preserving” procedures wherever possible.

Keywords

Osteoarthritis Perforation Neuroma 

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© Springer-Verlag London 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Maad F. AlSaati
    • 1
  • Stephen R. Thompson
    • 2
  • R. Desmarchelier
    • 3
  • G. Demey
    • 4
  1. 1.Saati Medical CenterRiyadhSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic, The University of Western OntarioLondonCanada
  3. 3.Centre Hospitalier Lyon SudPierre BeniteFrance
  4. 4.Lyon Ortho Clinic, Clinique de la SauvegardeLyonFrance

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