Reviewer: Vijay Shankar, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 14 April 2013, last major update January 2013
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- Patients age 40+ years have fewer cells in meniscus and are more prone to degeneration and tears
(Am J Sports Med 2007;35:103)
- Most common site is medial meniscus; tears arise as clefts along circumferential collagen fibers that may extend to medial margin and create a tag
- Surgery required for young active patients with tears due to athletics and older individuals with tears due to degeneration
End of Joints > Non-neoplastic disease > Meniscal tears
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