The fate of meniscus tears left in situ at the time of ACLR

Acute anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears are frequently accompanied by meniscus injuries.5,18,30 The management of these associated meniscus lesions varies substantially and includes meniscus repair, partial meniscectomy, as well as leaving tears in situ without treatment at the time of ACL reconstruction. The knowledge of the anatomy and blood supply of the meniscus, as well as the location, length, tear type, and inherent stability of the tear, often guide the management of meniscus lesions identified at the time of arthroscopic surgery.

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