A history of meniscal surgery: from ancient times to the twenty-first century

B. Di Matteo, C. J. Moran, V. Tarabella, A. Viganò, P. Tomba, M. Marcacci, R. Verdonk

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Abstract

The science and surgery of the meniscus have evolved significantly over time. Surgeons and scientists always enjoy looking forward to novel therapies. However, as part of the ongoing effort at optimizing interventions and outcomes, it may also be useful to reflect on important milestones from the past. The aim of the present manuscript was to explore the history of meniscal surgery across the ages, from ancient times to the twenty-first century. Herein, some of the investigations of the pioneers in orthopaedics are described, to underline how their work has influenced the management of the injured meniscus in modern times. Level of evidence V.

Original languageEnglish
JournalKnee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - Aug 1 2015

Keywords

  • Allograft
  • History of surgery
  • Meniscal treatments
  • Meniscectomy
  • Meniscus
  • Scaffold

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Surgery

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