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Characteristics of radial tears in the posterior horn of the medial meniscus compared to horizontal tears

Authors
 Chul-Jun Choi  ;  Yun-Jin Choi  ;  In-Bum Song  ;  Chong-Hyuk Choi 
Citation
 CLINICOECONOMICS AND OUTCOMES RESEARCH, Vol.3(2) : 128-132, 2011 
Journal Title
 CLINICOECONOMICS AND OUTCOMES RESEARCH 
ISSN
 2005-291X 
Issue Date
2011
MeSH
Adult ; Age Factors ; Aged ; Arthroscopy ; Body Mass Index ; Female ; Humans ; Knee Injuries/diagnostic imaging ; Knee Injuries/pathology* ; Knee Injuries/surgery ; Male ; Menisci, Tibial/diagnostic imaging ; Menisci, Tibial/pathology* ; Menisci, Tibial/surgery ; Middle Aged ; Radiography ; Retrospective Studies ; Sex Factors ; Tibial Meniscus Injuries*
Keywords
Radial tear ;  Horizontal tear ;  Medial meniscus ;  Posterior horn
Abstract
BACKGROUND: The clinical and radiologic features of radial tears of the medial meniscus posterior horn were compared with those of horizontal tears. METHODS: From January 2007 to December 2008, 387 consecutive cases of medial meniscal tears were treated arthroscopically. Among these, 91 were radial tears in the medial meniscus posterior horn, and 95 were horizontal tears in the posterior segment of the medial meniscus. The patients' data (age, gender, duration of symptom, body mass index, and injury history), radiographic findings (Kellgren and Lawrence score, posterior tibial slope, and femorotibial angle), and chondral lesions were recorded. RESULTS: The patient factors of age, gender, and body mass index were related to radial tears of the medial meniscus posterior horn. Radial tears were significantly correlated with Kellgren and Lawrence score, varus alignment, posterior tibial slope, and severity of the chondral lesion. CONCLUSIONS: Radial tears of the medial meniscus posterior horn are a unique clinical entity that are associated with older age, females and obesity, and are strongly associated with an increased incidence and severity of cartilage degeneration compared to horizontal tears.
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DOI
10.4055/cios.2011.3.2.128
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1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery (정형외과학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Choi, Yun Jin(최윤진)
Choi, Chong Hyuk(최종혁) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9080-4904
Choi, Chul Jun(최철준)
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/93728
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