Biomechanical consequences of a tear of the posterior root of the medial meniscus. Similar to total meniscectomy.

@article{Allaire2008BiomechanicalCO,
  title={Biomechanical consequences of a tear of the posterior root of the medial meniscus. Similar to total meniscectomy.},
  author={Robert B. Allaire and Muturi G Muriuki and Lars G. Gilbertson and Christopher Dechant Harner},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2008},
  volume={90 9},
  pages={1922-31}
}
BACKGROUND Tears of the posterior root of the medial meniscus are becoming increasingly recognized. They can cause rapidly progressive arthritis, yet their biomechanical effects are not understood. The goal of this study was to determine the effects of posterior root tears of the medial meniscus and their repairs on tibiofemoral joint contact pressure and kinematics. METHODS Nine fresh-frozen cadaver knees were used. An axial load of 1000 N was applied with a custom testing jig at each of… CONTINUE READING
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