Immediate effects of meniscectomy on the knee joint. The effects of tensile load on knee joint ligaments in dogs.

@article{Oretorp1978ImmediateEO,
  title={Immediate effects of meniscectomy on the knee joint. The effects of tensile load on knee joint ligaments in dogs.},
  author={N. Oretorp and A Afzelius Alm and H Ekstr{\"o}m and Jan Gillquist},
  journal={Acta orthopaedica Scandinavica},
  year={1978},
  volume={49 4},
  pages={407-14}
}
Tensile strength variables for the collateral ligaments were compared after excision of the meniscus in one knee, the corresponding meniscus in the contralateral knee of the same dog being intact. Removal of the meniscus was associated with a three-fold increase in initial laxity, two-fold for the lateral and three-fold for the medical ligament. The maximum… CONTINUE READING