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Lateral meniscal cyst: arthroscopic management.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1921669     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Thirty-six patients underwent arthroscopic cystectomy and partial meniscectomy for a lateral meniscal cyst. In two other patients, an open cystectomy was performed following a diagnostic arthroscopy. The patients were reviewed at an average of 39 months (range 8-82) after the operation, and recurrence was found in four cases. Five patients, all keen sportsmen, were dissatisfied with the operation. Four patients, with arthroscopic signs of early degenerative arthritis, were still experiencing some pain, but were able to lead a normal working and social life. Arthroscopy is safe, giving low morbidity and recurrence. In the cases treated by arthroscopy, a horizontal meniscal tear was always found. The question whether this tear and the resulting meniscal changes are traumatic or degenerative in origin still remains; and, to some extent, neither hypothesis can be readily discarded. This study supports the use of arthroscopy alone in the treatment of lateral meniscal cysts.
N Maffulli; F Petricciuolo; E Pintore
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medicine and science in sports and exercise     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0195-9131     ISO Abbreviation:  Med Sci Sports Exerc     Publication Date:  1991 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-11-13     Completed Date:  1991-11-13     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8005433     Medline TA:  Med Sci Sports Exerc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  779-82     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
Institute of Child Health, Sports Medicine Laboratory, London, Great Britain.
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MeSH Terms
Cysts / etiology,  surgery*
Menisci, Tibial / surgery*
Patient Satisfaction

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