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The Menisci

A Comprehensive Review of their Anatomy, Biomechanical Function and Surgical Treatment

  • Robert F. LaPrade
  • Elizabeth A. Arendt
  • Alan Getgood
  • Scott C. Faucett
  • Provides detailed information on the pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of meniscal tears

  • Covers the full range of meniscal lesions, from vertical tears to radial tears and root avulsions

  • Presents the latest evidence on outcomes of different techniques


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Urszula Zdanowicz, Robert Śmigielski
    Pages 1-8
  3. Scott Caterine, Maddison Hourigan, Alan Getgood
    Pages 9-20
  4. Sergio Rocha Piedade
    Pages 21-29
  5. Gianluca Camillieri
    Pages 31-47
  6. Alexandra Phocas, Jorge Chahla, Robert F. LaPrade
    Pages 49-61
  7. Rebecca Young, Brian M. Devitt, Timothy Whitehead
    Pages 63-75
  8. Jorge Chahla, Bradley M. Kruckeberg, Gilbert Moatshe, Robert F. LaPrade
    Pages 77-91
  9. Taylor J. Ridley, Elizabeth A. Arendt, Jeffrey A. Macalena
    Pages 93-102
  10. Sergio Rocha Piedade, Rodrigo Pereira da Silva Nunes, Camila Cohen Kaleka, Tulio Pereira Cardoso
    Pages 103-108
  11. Ryan D. Scully, Scott C. Faucett
    Pages 109-116
  12. Aad Dhollander, Alan Getgood
    Pages 117-127
  13. Jorge Chahla, James Gannon, Gilbert Moatshe, Robert F. LaPrade
    Pages 129-135
  14. Adam William Anz
    Pages 137-146
  15. Mark R. Hutchinson, Mitchell Meghpara, Danil Rybalko, Garrett Schwarzman
    Pages 147-154
  16. Hakan Boya, Hasan Tatari, Halit Pinar
    Pages 155-164
  17. Chih-Hwa Chen, Chian-Her Lee
    Pages 165-173
  18. Sverre Løken, Gilbert Moatshe, Håvard Moksnes, Lars Engebretsen
    Pages 175-194
  19. Sergio Rocha Piedade, Rodrigo Pereira da Silva Nunes, Camila Cohen Kaleka, Tulio Pereira Cardoso
    Pages E1-E1
  20. Back Matter
    Pages 195-198

About this book


This book is a comprehensive journey through the pathogenesis and treatment of meniscal pathology.  It details the elements that are necessary to properly understand, diagnose, and treat meniscal tears, ranging from vertical tears to radial tears and root avulsions. Treatment techniques are thoroughly described and illustrated, with presentation of the latest evidence on outcomes.

The algorithmic treatment of meniscal tears has undergone a rapid transformation. We have progressed from the initial treatments involving removal of the meniscus using an open technique, to the performance of partial meniscectomies and complex meniscal repairs by means of an arthroscopic technique. The current treatment goal is to maintain the biology and mechanical integrity of this vital knee structure, an aim too often disregarded by past generations of surgeons. An explosion of new knowledge, coupled with advances in arthroscopic and surgical technology, has paved the way for wider application of approaches that help to preserve the meniscus, in the hope of preventing or delaying the development of knee arthritis. This book will have utility for all clinicians who treat meniscal lesions and will serve as a valuable resource for years to come.


Meniscus lesion Medial meniscus Lateral meniscus Meniscal root Meniscal repair Meniscal tears

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert F. LaPrade
    • 1
  • Elizabeth A. Arendt
    • 2
  • Alan Getgood
    • 3
  • Scott C. Faucett
    • 4
  1. 1.Steadman Philippon Research InstituteVailUSA
  2. 2.University of Minnesota Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryMinneapolisUSA
  3. 3.University of Western Ontario Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine ClinicLondonCanada
  4. 4.The Orthopaedic Center, P.A.WashingtonUSA

About the editors

Robert F. LaPrade, MD, PhD, is a Complex Knee and Sports Medicine Surgeon at the Steadman Clinic in Colorado, USA, where he is Co-Director of both the Sports Medicine Fellowship Program and the Athletic Training Fellowship Program. In addition, he is Chief Medical Officer at the Steadman Philippon Research Institute and Affiliate Faculty in the Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University. Dr. LaPrade is currently Chair of the ISAKOS Sports Medicine Committee and a member of the ISAKOS Program Committee. He is also a member of the American Journal of Sports Medicine (AJSM) Ethics Committee, a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) Board of Directors, and AOSSM Research Chair. He has published 276 articles in peer-reviewed journals and was editor of the 2006 book Posterolateral Knee Injuries:  Anatomy, Function and Treatment (Thieme, New York) as well as co-editor of a recent iBook, Complex Knee Surgery Made Easy.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Menisci
  • Book Subtitle A Comprehensive Review of their Anatomy, Biomechanical Function and Surgical Treatment
  • Editors Robert F. LaPrade
    Elizabeth A. Arendt
    Alan Getgood
    Scott C. Faucett
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information ISAKOS 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-662-53791-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-57160-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-662-53792-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 198
  • Number of Illustrations 16 b/w illustrations, 88 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Surgical Orthopedics
    Sports Medicine
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“This is a comprehensive yet concise review of the current clinical knowledge of the menisci emphasizing diagnosis of pathology and surgical treatment techniques. … audience includes anyone with an interest in the menisci, but the book is especially pertinent for orthopedic surgeons who deal with the surgical treatment of meniscal pathology. … It is a valued addition to any orthopedic surgeon's library … . highly recommended as a one-stop reference to the current state of surgical knowledge regarding the menisci.” (Scott Magnes, Doody's Book Reviews, May, 2017)