Clinically oriented morphometric study of medial and lateral menisci of the knee joint in adult cadavers

B. V. Murlimanju, N. Nair, B. Kumar, A. Krishnamurthy, C. Gupta, P. Chethan

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Abstract

Purpose: The objective was to analyze the peripheral and inner border lengths of the medial and lateral menisci and the distance between anterior and posterior horns. Materials and Methods: The menisci from 23 adult knee joints (46 menisci) of the formalin fixed cadaver lower limbs were used. The peripheral and inner borer lengths of the menisci were measured with a non elastic cotton thread and the distance between the horns were measured with the vernier caliper of 0.02 mm accuracy. Results: The mean peripheral lengths of the medial and lateral menisci were 99.06 ± 11.21 and 90.25 ± 9.36 mm respectively. The inner border lengths for the same were determined as 55.44 ± 8.37 and 50.63 ± 5.33 mm respectively. The distances between the anterior and posterior horns were 24.13 ± 4.19 and 11.31 ± 3.86 mm for the same. The peripheral length and inter horn distance of the medial meniscus was more than the lateral, the statistically significance was observed (*p<0.05). The other parameters obtained were statistically not significant. Conclusion: The present study had determined some important anatomical data which may be of importance to the orthopaedic literature. The findings are also enlightening for the anthropologists and clinical anatomists.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-108
Number of pages4
JournalClinica Terapeutica
Volume163
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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