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Meniscal injury and management

Steve Bollen

in Oxford Textbook of Trauma and Orthopaedics

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199550647
Published online April 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199608249 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.008014

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Meniscal injury and management

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Menisci have a complex load bearing function

Loss leads to accelerated articular cartilage wear

Injury is common but symptomatic relief straightforward with skilled arthroscopic surgery

Peripheral tears have a blood supply and are potentially repairable.

Chapter.  2267 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery ; Surgical Skills

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