Meniscus Repair and Future Directions

  • Michael J. Angel
  • Jordan Kerker
  • Nicholas Sgaglione

Meniscal tear pathology is one of the most common orthopaedic diagnoses in the United States, with knee arthroscopy being the most common orthopaedic procedure performed by orthopaedic surgeons. Approximately 800,000 meniscectomies and 100,000 meniscal repairs are performed each year [1]. Whereas many patients seek treatment for a torn meniscus and large subsets of those patients may undergo some form of meniscectomy, the prediction of which patient will go on to develop postmeniscectomy osteoarthritis remains unclear.


Anterior Cruciate Ligament Lateral Meniscus Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Medial Meniscus Meniscus Tear 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael J. Angel
    • 1
  • Jordan Kerker
    • 2
  • Nicholas Sgaglione
    • 2
  1. 1.Orthopaedic Sports FellowKerlan Jobe Orthopaedic ClinicLos Angeles
  2. 2.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryLong Island Jewish Medical CenterNew Hyde Park

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