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Orthop Clin North Am. 2003 Jan;34(1):139-47.

Approach to meniscal tears in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.

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  • 1Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, Hospital for Special Surgery, 535 East 70th Street, New York, NY 10021, USA.


It is generally accepted that meniscus repair in a knee with persistent anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) insufficiency leads to a higher retear rate, and that meniscal repair in conjunction with ACL reconstruction is associated with a higher rate of meniscal healing compared with patients who do not undergo ACL reconstruction. In this article, we will review the background of thses concepts and present treatment strtegies for meniscal tears in ACL-insufficient knees, with particular attention to meniscal repair and meniscal allograft transplanatation.

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