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The role of meniscal tissue in joint protection in early osteoarthritis

Verdonk, Rene ; Madry, Henning ; Shabshin, Nogah ; Dirisamer, Florian ; Peretti, Giuseppe M. ; Pujol, Nicolas ; Spalding, Tim ; Verdonk, Peter ; Seil, Romain ; Condello, Vincenzo ; Di Matteo, Berardo ; Zellner, Johannes ; Angele, Peter


It is widely accepted that partial meniscectomy leads to early onset of osteoarthritis (OA). A strong correlation exists between the amount and location of the resected meniscus and the development of degenerative changes in the knee. On the other hand, osteoarthritic changes of the joint alter the structural and functional integrity of meniscal tissue. These alterations might additionally ...


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