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There are over 636,000 knee arthroscopies performed annually in the USA and arthroscopic treatments of meniscal injuries are among the most common orthopedic procedures per- formed, constituting 10–20 % of all surgeries at some centers [1]. Surgery is increasingly the choice management for younger patients, athletes, and acute tears. Operative treatments for meniscal injuries have evolved in tandem with understanding of the structure, function, and biology of the meniscus [2]. The lesions of the menisci are often associated with lesions such as ligamentary ruptures and condral defects. The incidence of meniscal tears is 6/1,000, the male:female ratio being 4:2.5 [3].

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