A selection of published medical articles (most recent first)  about the knee Meniscus.

Because our team are always combing the medical literature for their editorial work, we thought it might be useful to others to see what we have been reading, and have put a link to the abstract available on PubMed. Where possible, we have located a copy of the full article and added a link, but your local library will also be able to obtain a reprint for you.

"Damage to the medial meniscus root, for example by a complete radial tear, destroys the ability of the knee to withstand hoop strain, resulting in contact pressure increases and kinematic alterations." "However, there are still debates on the restoration of hoop tension and prevention of arthritis after repair..."

Medial meniscus posterior root tear: a comprehensive review. Lee DW, Ha J2, Kim JG. Knee Surg Relat Res. 2014 Sep;26(3):125-34. [Link to free full text article]

"Deep-frozen and cryopreserved meniscal allografts are the most frequently used ones in the clinical practice. The use of fresh grafts stays controversial but also has many followers."

"An application of sterilizing agents make the meniscal allograft free from the bacteria and viruses, but also it may cause serious structure changes. Therefore, choosing just one ideal method of meniscal allograft preservation and sterilization is complicated....."

Preservation and sterilization methods of the meniscal allografts: literature review. Mickiewicz P, Binkowski M, Bursig H, Wróbel Z. Cell Tissue Bank. 2014 Sep;15(3):307-17. [Link to free full text  article.]

"It is difficult to diagnose and treat popliteomeniscal fascicle tears. Furthermore, popliteomeniscal fascicle tears are difficult to identify with arthroscopy."

Popliteomeniscal fascicle tear: diagnosis and operative technique. Shin HK, Lee HS, Lee YK, Bae KC, Cho CH, Lee KJ. Arthrosc Tech. 2012 Jun 23;1(1):e101-6.[ Link to free full text article]

Meniscal tears can be treated conservatively or surgically. Surgery leads in many cases to complete resolution of symptoms and allows the return to sport activity. However many studies show that this treatment can induce more frequently the development of degenerative conditions if not correctly associated to a specific rehabilitation protocol. The aim of this article is to compare different timing in specific rehabilitation programs related to the most actual surgical options.

The meniscus tear. State of the art of rehabilitation protocols related to surgical procedures. Frizziero A, Ferrari R, Giannotti E, Ferroni C, Poli P, Masiero S. Muscles Ligaments Tendons J. 2013 Jan 21;2(4):295-301. [Link to free full text article]

"To avoid errors in diagnosing meniscal tears, those interpreting MR examinations of the knee need to be aware of the attachments of the menisci and the normal variations in meniscal anatomy that may resemble a meniscal tear"

How I diagnose meniscal tears on knee MRI. De Smet AA. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2012 Sep;199(3):481-99. [Link to free full text article]