Arthroscopic treatment of the discoid lateral meniscus. Technique and long-term results.

  title={Arthroscopic treatment of the discoid lateral meniscus. Technique and long-term results.},
  author={Hisashi Ikeuchi},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  • Hisashi Ikeuchi
  • Published 1982 in Clinical orthopaedics and related research
Forty-five patients (49 knees) who had torn complete or incomplete discoid lateral menisci were treated during the period from 1968 to 1980. Both instrumentation and specific techniques considerably evolved in the arthroscopic complete excision the torn discoid meniscus. The current technique involves the initial removal of the anterior portion of the meniscus, as this allows clearer visualization during the procedure, more space for manipulating surgical instruments, and a reduced operative… CONTINUE READING

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