Treatment of longitudinal injuries in avascular area of meniscus in dogs by trephination.


A study promoting the healing of longitudinal injuries in an avascular area of the meniscus in 21 male dogs is reported. One horizontal hole from the peripheral vasculature to one of the artificial longitudinal injuries to both medial menisci of the knee in each dog was made with a needlelike trephine. The knee joints were not immobilized and the samples… (More)