The consequences of meniscectomy.

  title={The consequences of meniscectomy.},
  author={I. D. McDermott and Andrew A. Amis},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  volume={88 12},
  • I. McDermottA. Amis
  • Published 1 December 2006
  • Medicine
  • The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume
The menisci of the knee have an important role in load-bearing and shock absorption within the joint. They may also function as secondary stabilisers, have a proprioceptive role, and aid the lubrication and nutrition of the articular cartilage. Complete or partial loss of a meniscus can have damaging effects on a knee, leading to serious long-term sequelae. This paper reviews the consequences of meniscectomy and summarises the body of evidence in the literature regarding those factors most… 

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