The meniscus plays a crucial role in the dynamics of the knee. Damage to the meniscus can influence proprioception, stability, and mobility of the knee . Risk factors of meniscal tears include prolonged or repeated deep knee bending, obesity, and sporting injuries . Acute injury, as seen in alpine sports, involves complex dynamics which can damage singular or multiple tissue structures of the knee . It is not uncommon for meniscal injuries to occur in conjunction with ACL lesions, and the loading imbalance that results in ACL lesions may also initiate meniscal tears [3, 4]. Investigations of meniscal tears following ACL rupture have indicated chronic damage to medial menisci more so than lateral menisci . However, experimental studies of acute damage following ACL transection are not consistent, with some showing more lateral damage acutely and some showing equality between medial and lateral meniscal damage .
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Traumatic Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear and Its Implications on Meniscal Degradation: A Preliminary Novel Lapine Osteoarthritis Model
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Killian, ML, Isaac, D, Haut, RC, Dejardin, LM, Leetun, D, & Haut Donahue, TL. "Traumatic Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear and Its Implications on Meniscal Degradation: A Preliminary Novel Lapine Osteoarthritis Model." Proceedings of the ASME 2009 Summer Bioengineering Conference. ASME 2009 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Parts A and B. Lake Tahoe, California, USA. June 17–21, 2009. pp. 969-970. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/SBC2009-205106
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