This ebook focuses upon a problem of the meniscus that is frequently missed by the investigating doctors - meniscal avulsion...
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A patient suffers a twisting injury of the knee, and afterwards feels that the knee is becoming increasingly unstable. Arthroscopy shows that cruciate ligaments and menisci are intact, and the joint cartilage undamaged. The patient is sent away without a diagnosis....but the instability continues.
This may be very frustrating for the patient and embarrassing for the surgeon - but it may simply mean that an important problem - meniscus avulsion - has been missed.
This ebook explores the anatomy and function of the menisci, and how an injury can rip loose the moorings of this structure from the bone at the back or the front - where it is not easy for the surgeon to appreciate unless deliberately looking for it.