Surgical Repair of Chronic Meniscal Injury: Plastic Meniscus Surgery

  • P. L. Melanotte
  • M. Baldovin
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Reparative surgical treatment of meniscal lesions is a now well-established method of choice owing to a more complete understanding of the knee’s anatomofunctional structure and advances in instrumental diagnostic and surgical techniques. The verified importance of the role of the menisci in knee physiology obliges the surgeon to respect the integrity of these structures as much as possible, since the presence of meniscal fibrocartilage is not only essential for joint function and knee stability, but also necessary for the prevention of early degenerative changes.


Meniscus Repair Posterior Oblique Ligament Early Degenerative Change Conservative Surgical Approach Arthroscopic Control 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. L. Melanotte
    • 1
  • M. Baldovin
    • 1
  1. 1.II Orthopaedic and Traumatologic ClinicUniversity of PaduaItaly

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