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Wheeless' Textbook of Orthopaedics

Radial Meniscus Tear



- Discussion:
    - most commonly found in medial aspect of lateral meniscus;
    - radial tears of the posterior aspect of the lateral meniscus may be found in association with an anterior cruciate disruption;
    - may be associated w/ meniscal cysts which do not have to be removed
    - complete resection of tear usually results in elimination of cyst;

     

- Treatment:
    - arthroscopic local excision w/ remaining rim contoured and stabilized



Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Friday, August 31, 2012 12:30 pm