Results of Posterior Horn Resection of the Medial Meniscus

  • P. Hertel
Conference paper


The posterior horn of the medial meniscus is the most common and the surgically most difficult region for meniscal tears [1, 6]. Complex tears consisting of a combination between horizontal tears, flap tears and radial tears occur more often than bucket-handle tears, longitudinal tears and clearly defined radial tears. The use of a leg holder and angulated instruments have made the procedure safer in recent years. In the present series no open arthrotomy had to be performed, although in the early days of arthroscopic meniscus surgery an open procedure was commonly used to complete the operation in this area of meniscal pathology


Medial Meniscus Meniscal Tear Partial Meniscectomy Saphenous Nerve Meniscus Tissue 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Hertel
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  1. 1.Department of Traumatic SurgeryRudolf-Virchow HospitalBerlinGermany

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