The "blind side" of the medial meniscus.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The major posterior insertion of the medial meniscus is not into the tibial plateau proper but into a rather deep recess behind the intercondylar eminence. The shape of the meniscus in relation to the curve of the meniscotome and its angle of approach, and also the surgeon's inability to see posteriorly from an anterior incision make posterior capsular incision desirable in many cases. A posteromedial incision, added to the normal anteromedial one in 40 of 215 medial meniscectomies, did not increase perioperative morbidity.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Goldner, RD; Kulund, DN; McCue, FC

Published Date

  • September 1, 1980

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 8 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 337 - 341

PubMed ID

  • 6893390

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0363-5465

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/036354658000800508


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States