CC BY-NC-ND-license · Joints 2015; 03(03): 151-157
DOI: 10.11138/jts/2015.3.3.151
Original Article
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Results of meniscectomy and meniscal repair in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction

Davide Deledda
Federica Rosso
Umberto Cottino
Davide Edoardo Bonasia
Roberto Rossi
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15. September 2017 (online)


Meniscal tears are commonly associated with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries. A deficient medial meniscus results in knee instability and could lead to higher stress forces on the ACL reconstruction.

Comparison of results in meniscectomy and meniscal repairs revealed worse clinical outcomes in meniscectomy, but higher re-operation rates in meniscal repairs. Our aim was to review the results of ACL reconstruction associated with meniscectomy or meniscal repair.