Güney Hi̇ndi̇stanli yeti̇şki̇n kadavra popülasyonunda di̇z eklemi̇ meni̇sküsleri̇ni̇n morfoloji̇k deǧerlendi̇ri̇lmesi̇

Translated title of the contribution: Morphological study of the menisci of the knee joint in adult cadavers of the South Indian population

B. V. Murlimanju, Narga Nair, Shakuntala Pai, Mangala Pai, P. Chethan, Chandni Gupta

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Objective: To estimate the incidence of different shapes of the medial and lateral meniscus and the incidence of discoid meniscus in the South Indian population. Methods: The study included 108 menisci from 54 adult cadaveric knee joints which were preserved in 10% formaldehyde solution. After the dissection procedure, the morphological variants of the shapes of menisci were macroscopically noted and classified. The medial meniscus was subgrouped as crescent-shaped, sided U-shaped, sided V-shaped, sickle-shaped and C-shaped. The lateral meniscus was subgrouped as crescentshaped, C-shaped and discoid-shaped. Results and Conclusion: From our observations, 50% of the medial menisci were cresent- shaped, 38.9% were sided V-shaped and 11.1% were sided U-shaped. The percentages of the different types of lateral menisci were 61.1%, C-shaped and 38.9%, crescent-shaped. No discoid medial or lateral meniscus (0%) was observed in the study.

Original languageTurkish
Pages (from-to)270-275
Number of pages6
JournalMarmara Medical Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2010


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