The knee: Meniscal lesions

Piero Volpi, Matteo Cervellin, Emanuele Prospero, A. Redaelli, Alessandro Quaglia

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Meniscal injuries in children and adolescents, which today represent 5% of all meniscal injuries, are on the increase. Today, it is clear that the importance to conserve as possible the menisci, especially in young people, to avoid overloading and instability that can lead to cartilaginous tears and early arthritic degeneration. In younger patients with greater vascularization, the prognosis for meniscal repair is better than in older. For these and many other reasons, it is necessary to treat this type of meniscal pathology with the most conservative approach possible, always considering meniscal suturing as first surgical choice.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPediatric and Adolescent Sports Traumatology
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Milan
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9788847054127, 9788847054110
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014


  • Children
  • Management
  • Meniscal lesions
  • Meniscal repair
  • Meniscectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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