Current concepts of meniscal function and pathology

Clin Sports Med. 1985 Apr;4(2):259-65.


The advantages of preserving the menisci are reduced degenerative changes and improved stability. At long-term follow-up, even arthroscopic partial meniscectomy in the anterior cruciate ligament-deficient knee results in more than twice the incidence of Fairbank's changes compared with a normal meniscus, stable meniscus tears left alone, or meniscus repair.

MeSH terms

  • Biomechanical Phenomena
  • Humans
  • Joint Instability / etiology
  • Joint Instability / physiopathology*
  • Knee Injuries / physiopathology*
  • Knee Joint / physiopathology
  • Menisci, Tibial / physiopathology*
  • Menisci, Tibial / surgery
  • Tibial Meniscus Injuries