Knee Meniscus Injuries: Common Problems and Solutions

Matthew H. Blake, Darren L. Johnson

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The rates of arthroscopic meniscus repair continue to increase with excellent reported outcomes. Complications, sometimes catastrophic, following meniscus repair may occur. The rate of postoperative complications may be reduced by adequate diagnosis, appropriate patient selection, meniscus repair selection, surgical techniques, and postoperative management. When complications occur, the provider must identify and take steps to rectify as well as prevent further complications from occurring. The purpose of this article is to detail the common diagnostic, technical, and postoperative pitfalls that may result in poor patient outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)293-306
Number of pages14
JournalClinics in Sports Medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2018

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  • Chondrolysis
  • Complication
  • Implant
  • Infection
  • Meniscus
  • Nerve injury
  • Repair
  • Tear

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation


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