The Burden of Meniscus Injury in Young and Physically Active Populations

Shawn M. Gee, David J. Tennent, Kenneth L. Cameron, Matthew A. Posner

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Meniscus injuries affect the young and physically active population. Although meniscus injuries are common in many sports, football, soccer, basketball, and wrestling are associated with the greatest risk. In an occupational setting, jobs requiring kneeling, squatting, and increased physical activity level have the greatest risk. Meniscus injury can be isolated to the meniscus or associated with other concomitant injuries, including anterior cruciate ligament tears and tibial plateau fractures. The frequency of meniscal repair is increasing because of a better understanding of meniscal pathophysiology, technological advancements, and a focus on meniscal preservation following injury to mitigate long-term consequences such as osteoarthritis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13-27
Number of pages15
JournalClinics in Sports Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation


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