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Dr. Volker Musahl discusses the management of meniscus tears.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Improve knowledge of biomechanics of meniscus tears/repairs
  • Reduce complications during meniscus repair
  • Improve outcome following meniscus transplantation

Reading Resources:

  1. Zantop T, Eggers AK, Musahl V, Weimann A, Petersen W. Cyclic testing of flexible all-inside meniscus suture anchors: biomechanical analysis. Am J Sports Med. 2005 Mar;33(3):388-94.
  2. Harner CD, Mauro CS, Lesniak BP, Romanowski JR. Biomechanical consequences of a tear of the posterior root of the medial meniscus. Surgical technique. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2009 Oct 1;91 Suppl 2:257-70.
  3. Cooper DE, Arnoczky SP, Warren RF. Meniscal repair. Clin Sports Med. 1991 Jul;10(3):529-48. Review.


Dr. Musahl has no relevant relationships with any entities producing health care goods or services.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.05) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 0.5 contact hour.

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Release Date: 6/26/2013 | Last Modified On: 2/4/2016 | Expires: 2/6/2017

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