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Sports Health. 2012 Jul;4(4):340-51.

The basic science of human knee menisci: structure, composition, and function.

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Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, New York.

Abstract

CONTEXT:

Information regarding the structure, composition, and function of the knee menisci has been scattered across multiple sources and fields. This review contains a concise, detailed description of the knee menisci-including anatomy, etymology, phylogeny, ultrastructure and biochemistry, vascular anatomy and neuroanatomy, biomechanical function, maturation and aging, and imaging modalities.

EVIDENCE ACQUISITION:

A literature search was performed by a review of PubMed and OVID articles published from 1858 to 2011.

RESULTS:

This study highlights the structural, compositional, and functional characteristics of the menisci, which may be relevant to clinical presentations, diagnosis, and surgical repairs.

CONCLUSIONS:

An understanding of the normal anatomy and biomechanics of the menisci is a necessary prerequisite to understanding the pathogenesis of disorders involving the knee.

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