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Knee meniscus tear

Michael A Zacchilli, Amos Z Dai, Eric J Strauss, Laith M Jazrawi, Robert J Meislin
The meniscus plays a vital role in knee biomechanics, and its physical absence or functional incompetence (e.g., irreparable root or radial tear) leads to unacceptably high rates of joint degeneration in affected populations. Meniscal allograft transplantation has been used successfully to treat patients with postmeniscectomy syndrome, and there is early laboratory and radiographic evidence hinting at a potential prophylactic role in preventing joint degeneration. We present a technique for lateral meniscal allograft transplantation using the CONMED Meniscal Allograft Transplantation system...
December 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
Jia-Ping Pan, Xu-Can Wang, Ming-Hong Huang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the characteristics and clinical treatment of avulsion fracture of the lateral edge of tibial plateau(segond fracture) in knee joint injuries. METHODS: From January 2011 and December 2015, 29 patients with Segond fracture were treated with minimally invasive arthroscopy technology in intra-articular injuries combined with double anchor nail fixation in avulsion fracture of the lateral edge of tibial plateau, including 17 males and 12 females with an average age of 41 years old ranging from 27 to 62 years old...
February 25, 2018: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Jin-Hyuck Lee, Jae-Won Heo, Dae-Hee Lee
BACKGROUND: Types of mechanoreceptors may differ between the medial and lateral menisci, suggesting that postural stability may differ between patients with medial and lateral meniscus tears. However, to date, postural stability has not been compared in patients with medial and lateral meniscus tears. This study used stabilometry to compare postural stability in patients with medial and lateral meniscus tears. METHODS: Postural stability and thigh muscle strength were assessed in 24 patients with medial and 18 patients with lateral meniscus tears...
March 7, 2018: Knee
Björn Friebe, Martin Richter, Susanne Penzlin, Christian Stärke, Siegfried Kropf, Christoph Lohmann, Frank Fischbach, Oliver Speck
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to compare the assessment of low-grade meniscal tears and cartilage damage in ultrahigh-field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at 7 T to routine clinical MRI at 3 T. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was approved by the local ethics committee, and written informed consent was obtained from each patient. Forty-one patients with suspected meniscal damage or mild osteoarthritis (Kellgren-Lawrence score, 0-2) received 7 T as well as routine clinical 3 T consecutively...
March 8, 2018: Investigative Radiology
Jisook Yi, Young Han Lee, Ho-Taek Song, Jin-Suck Suh
Objective: To evaluate the feasibility of synthetic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) compared to conventional MRI for the diagnosis of internal derangements of the knee at 3T. Materials and Methods: Following Institutional Review Board approval, image sets of conventional and synthetic MRI in 39 patients were included. Two musculoskeletal radiologists compared the image sets and qualitatively analyzed the images. Subjective image quality was assessed using a four-grade scale...
March 2018: Korean Journal of Radiology: Official Journal of the Korean Radiological Society
Scott C Faucett, Benjamin Peter Geisler, Jorge Chahla, Aaron J Krych, Peter R Kurzweil, Abigail M Garner, Shan Liu, Robert F LaPrade, Jan B Pietzsch
BACKGROUND: Medial meniscus root tears are a common knee injury and can lead to accelerated osteoarthritis, which might ultimately result in a total knee replacement. PURPOSE: To compare meniscus repair, meniscectomy, and nonoperative treatment approaches among middle-aged patients in terms of osteoarthritis development, total knee replacement rates (clinical effectiveness), and cost-effectiveness. STUDY DESIGN: Meta-analysis and cost-effectiveness analysis...
March 1, 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
Andrea Achtnich, Wolf Petersen, Lukas Willinger, Andreas Sauter, Michael Rasper, Klaus Wörtler, Andreas B Imhoff, Theresa Diermeier
PURPOSE: Meniscus extrusion has always been described as an indirect sign of meniscus pathology and is associated with a loss of function of the affected meniscus. The current cut-off value of 3 mm displacement is indicated as abnormal and has been determined on magnetic resonance images (MRI) and ultrasound (US). However, it has to be considered that there is no description of the physiological meniscus extrusion in healthy knees depending on age or different weight-bearing conditions...
March 6, 2018: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
Hervé Ouanezar, William G Blakeney, Charles Latrobe, Adnan Saithna, Levi Reina Fernandes, Jean Romain Delaloye, Mathieu Thaunat, Bertrand Sonnery-Cottet
PURPOSE: Repairs of the posterior horn of the lateral meniscus can be technically challenging. In contrast to medial meniscus repairs, the capsule around the posterior segment attachment of the lateral meniscus is quite thin. This study evaluates the clinical results of an arthroscopic all-inside repair technique for unstable, vertical, lateral meniscus tears, using a suture repair placed directly into the popliteus tendon. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data from the SANTI database was performed...
March 3, 2018: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
Mark Phillips, Erik Rönnblad, Love Lopez-Rengstig, Eleonor Svantesson, Anders Stålman, Kalle Eriksson, Olufemi R Ayeni, Kristian Samuelsson
PURPOSE: To compare Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS) and EuroQol-5D (EQ-5D) subscale scores at 2-year follow-up for patients with primary isolated ACL reconstruction with patients undergoing ACL reconstruction and simultaneous meniscal treatment in terms of either resection or repair in the Swedish National Knee Ligament Register (SNKLR). METHODS: All ACL reconstruction patients within the SNKLR at 2-year follow-up were reviewed. The KOOS and EQ-5D subscales were assessed in four distinct patient groups: isolated ACL reconstruction, ACL reconstruction + medial meniscus resection, ACL reconstruction + lateral meniscus resection, ACL reconstruction + medial meniscus repair, and ACL reconstruction + lateral meniscus repair...
February 28, 2018: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
Hyun Il Lee, Dongjun Park, Jinho Cho
Purpose: To identify the structural integrity of the healing site after medial open wedge high tibial osteotomy (MOWHTO) in patients with a posterior root tear of the medial meniscus (PRTMM) and chondral lesion by second-look arthroscopy and to determine the clinical and radiological findings. Materials and Methods: From August 2010 to June 2016, 52 consecutive patients underwent MOWHTO and arthroscopic examination without a chondral resurfacing procedure and meniscal treatment for PRTMM...
March 1, 2018: Knee Surgery & related Research
Kazuhisa Hatayama, Masanori Terauchi, Kenichi Saito, Jun Aoki, Satoshi Nonaka, Hiroshi Higuchi
PURPOSE: To prospectively evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for diagnosing ramp lesions, to compare them between 1.5- and 3-T MRI, and to evaluate whether bone contusion of the posterior lip of the medial tibial plateau was associated with ramp lesions. METHODS: For 155 knees that underwent primary ACL reconstruction, we prospectively examined for ramp lesions and medial meniscal body tears on MRI. MRI diagnosis of ramp lesions required high signal irregularity of the capsular margin or separation in the meniscocapsular junction of the medial meniscus posterior horn on sagittal images...
February 15, 2018: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
Innocent Ouko, James Kigera, Kevin Ongeti, Anne Pulei
PURPOSE: Meniscal tears are common in Kenya, with prevalence rates ranging from 45 to 78% of intracapsular knee pathology. Diagnosis of these injuries relies on the use of both clinical signs and symptoms as well as radiological investigations. In a few instances, radiological detection could be difficult, partly because of variant attachment patterns of the medial meniscal anterior horn. Some of these unusual attachments of the anterior horn of the medial meniscus could even be mistaken for meniscal tears...
February 16, 2018: International Orthopaedics
Satoru Atsumi, Kunio Hara, Yuji Arai, Manabu Yamada, Naoki Mizoshiri, Aguri Kamitani, Toshikazu Kubo
RATIONALE: Considering the risk of osteoarthritis following resection of a horizontally torn meniscus of the knee, repairing and preserving the meniscus as much as possible is preferred. We report 3 cases of restoration of horizontally torn menisci using a novel arthroscopic method we have called "all-inside interleaf vertical suture" that afforded preservation. PATIENT CONCERNS: The 3 patients (aged 14, 17, and 21 years) had knee pain through sports activity. DIAGNOSES: All patients had horizontal tears in the posteromedial part of the meniscus...
February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Arif Karmali
Objective: To describe the successful conservative management of a patient with chronic degenerative knee pain. Clinical Features: An active 47 year-old female office-worker with intermittent right knee pain inferolateral to the right patella for eight months described difficulty ascending stairs, sitting on a chair for one hour, and squatting. A physical exam led to the diagnosis of a suspected chronic degenerative tear of the posterior horn of the right medial meniscus and chronic right subpatellar chondrosis, in addition to extensive cartilaginous degeneration revealed by an MRI study conducted prior to initial presentation...
December 2017: Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association
H F Hart, K M Crossley, D Felson, M Jarraya, A Guermazi, F Roemer, B Lewis, J Torner, M Nevitt, J J Stefanik
OBJECTIVE: To determine the relationship of meniscal damage to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features of compartment-specific patellofemoral joint (PFJ) osteoarthritis (OA) at baseline and 2 years later. METHOD: Individuals from a prospective cohort of individuals aged 50-79 with or at risk of knee OA were included. At the 60-month and 84-month study visit, Whole-Organ MRI Score (WORMS) was used to assess meniscal tears and extrusions as well as cartilage damage and bone marrow lesions (BMLs) in the medial and lateral patella and trochlea...
February 7, 2018: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
Peng Xiang, Yun Fu, Shou-Hui Xu
OBJECTIVE: To explore clinical characteristics of 4 patients with knee discoid medial meniscus under arthroscopic. METHODS: From April 2012 to May 2015, 4 patients(4 knees) with knee discoid medial meniscus were treated with arthroscopic, including 1 male and 3 females, aged from 7 to 56 years old with an average of 26 years old. All patients were performed discoid meniscus plasty under arthroscopic. Postoperative symptoms and signs were observed, and clinical effects were evaluated by Lysholm knee scores...
June 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Ewa M Roos, Kristoffer Borbjerg Hare, Sabrina Mai Nielsen, Robin Christensen, L Stefan Lohmander
OBJECTIVE: Compare arthroscopic partial meniscectomy to a true sham intervention. METHODS: Sham-controlled superiority trial performed in three county hospitals in Denmark comparing arthroscopic partial meniscectomy to skin incisions only in patients aged 35-55 years with persistent knee pain and an MRI-confirmed medial meniscus lesion. A computer-generated table of random numbers generated two comparison groups. Participants and outcome assessors were blinded to group allocation...
February 2, 2018: BMJ Open
Jiangtao Dong, Hongtao Xu, Guorong Jin, Dongmei Xin, Jian Zhang, Kai Kang, Shijun Gao, Baicheng Chen, Yong Shen
The purpose of this study was to investigate the patellofemoral joint adaptive changes after discoid lateral meniscus (DLM) plasty.Forty-one patients with unilateral complete type DLM tears were included in this study. Demographic variables, including gender, age, body mass index (BMI), injury to operation interval, type of injury, and follow-up time, were recorded. The evolution of physical examination, imaging index, and functional score were analyzed by Chi-squared test, Wilcoxon signed ranks test, and Friedman test...
February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
S Tal Hendrix, Adam Kwapisz, Douglas J Wyland
Treatment of symptomatic meniscal tears continues to evolve as we improve our understanding of the biomechanical role of the meniscus and its long-term importance to the health of the knee joint. Suture repair of meniscal tears is challenging, yet the incidence of repairs among our colleagues continues to rise as we aim to preserve meniscal tissue. Many elements of performing a repair are tedious and difficult, including proper meniscal preparation, reduction, mattress suture placement, and fixation. The tear pattern and location present another layer of difficulty...
October 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
Aaron J Krych
Medial meniscus root tears are becoming increasingly recognized in clinical practice as a source of profound pain and dysfunction in patients. There has been considerable debate about the cause of these distinct meniscus tears, and what the optimal treatment should be for an individual patient. Midterm medial meniscus root repair results suggest that in a well-aligned knee with minimal degenerative change, transtibial root repair is an effective technique for improving pain, function, and possibly preventing further cartilage degeneration...
February 2018: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
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