Meniscal tears are common, prevalent intra-articular knee injury and the most frequent cause of orthopedic surgical procedures , being a significant risk factor for the development of osteoarthritis (OA) . As widely documented in the previous chapters, tears in the peripheral (vascularized) portion of the meniscus can be repaired using a variety of operative procedures, while those in the central (avascular) area have a poorer healing capacity. Reconstruction of a torn meniscus in this location is challenging, and the long-term effect of allografts on the progression of OA remains uncertain .
|Title of host publication||Surgery of the Meniscus|
|Number of pages||17|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 3 2016|
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