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PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical results and prognostic factors of arthroscopic surgeries for tears of the discoid lateral menisci. MATERIALS AND METHODS From March 1997 to September 2005, 260 patients received arthroscopic surgeries due to discoid lateral menisci tears. Among these patients, 179 knees in 168 patients were(More)
With recognition of the biomechanical role of the meniscus, such as load distribution and joint stability in the knee joint, there has been a shift in the treatment of meniscal tears from open total meniscectomy to preservation of the meniscal functions as much as possible with symptomatic relief. Recently, technical development of meniscal surgery, with(More)
PURPOSE We assessed the clinical outcome of contralateral arthroscopic meniscectomy performed with unilateral total knee arthroplasty (TKA). MATERIALS AND METHODS From May 1999 to June 2006, 23 patients underwent unilateral total knee arthroplasty and contralateral arthroscopic meniscectomy at the same time. All patients were women and followed for at(More)
PURPOSE To compare the incidence of overhang between two distinct femoral components and whether there is clinical and radiological benefit of gender-specific implants in short-term follow-up. MATERIALS AND METHODS One hundred and four knees in consecutive 66 female patients who underwent primary total knee arthroplasty due to primary osteoarthritis were(More)
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