Meniscal root tears and repairs
Meniscal root tears are defined as radial tears of the meniscal insertions and lead to an inability for the menisci to transmit compressive loads into circumferential hoop stresses. These are common among the posterior meniscal insertions due to acute or chronic conditions. Anterior root tears have also been shown to occur from iatrogenic injury during anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions; however, the relationship between anterior insertions and the anterior cruciate ligament are understudied. Root tears of the posterior insertions lead to measurable osteoarthritis within a year if left ...
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