Meniscal degeneration is the breakdown in the internal structure of the meniscus, the shock absorber of the knee.


Consequences of meniscal degeneration

Once the internal structure of the meniscus breaks down, it becomes progressively more incompetent at deflecting the forces going through the joint, and joint cartilage breakdown can be added to the problem.

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How the surgeon decides on management.



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What is myxoid degeneration of the meniscus

Mild degeneration of the medial meniscus.


Degenerative meniscus: Pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment options. Howell R, Kumar NS, Patel N and Tom J. World J Orthop. 2014 Nov 18; 5(5): 597–602.

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