Digital radiographic evaluation of medial joint space narrowing after partial meniscectomy of bucket-handle medial meniscus tears in anterior cruciate ligament-intact knees.

@article{Shelbourne2006DigitalRE,
  title={Digital radiographic evaluation of medial joint space narrowing after partial meniscectomy of bucket-handle medial meniscus tears in anterior cruciate ligament-intact knees.},
  author={K. Donald Shelbourne and Jonathan F. Dickens},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={34 10},
  pages={1648-55}
}
BACKGROUND Few studies exist that evaluate the effect of partial medial meniscectomy in knees with intact anterior cruciate ligaments. HYPOTHESIS Partial meniscectomy of bucket-handle medial meniscus tears will cause joint space narrowing. STUDY DESIGN Case series; Level of evidence, 4. METHODS Between 1982 and 2001, 135 patients met the study criteria of a partial medial meniscectomy, intact ligaments, no surgery to the contralateral knee, and no chondromalacia greater than grade II… CONTINUE READING

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