Thomas Annandale: The first meniscus repair

Berardo Di Matteo, Vittorio Tarabella, Giuseppe Filardo, Anna Viganò, Patrizia Tomba, Maurilio Marcacci

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A biographical insight about nineteenth century Scottish surgeon Thomas Annandale (1838-1907), describing his life and his milestone contribution to the orthopaedics field, particularly analysing the first meniscus repair in history, that Annandale performed in 1883 and documented in his original paper titled "An Operation for Displaced Semilunar Cartilage" (1885). The experience of Annandale marks a shift in the treatment of meniscal injuries, by introducing the practice of restoring and repairing the original status of the tissue.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1963-1966
Number of pages4
JournalKnee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2013


  • History of medicine
  • Meniscal repair
  • Meniscectomy
  • Thomas Annandale

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Surgery


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