meniscus


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Synonyms for meniscus

(anatomy) a disk of cartilage that serves as a cushion between the ends of bones that meet at a joint

(optics) a lens that is concave on one side and convex on the other

(physics) the curved upper surface of a nonturbulent liquid in a vertical tube

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Our company was founded on the idea that preservation of the meniscus was a large and growing treatment trend and the CMI offers physicians the ability to treat patients with previously irreparable meniscus injuries," said Bob Pangia, Chairman and CEO of Ivy Sports Medicine.
The system enables the placement of a circumferential compression stitch around the meniscus, providing uniform compression during healing and allowing orthopedic surgeons to treat complex injuries.
A statement from Chelsea read: "Thibaut Courtois underwent surgery yesterday (Thursday) on an avulsion of the posterior corner and medial part of the internal meniscus of his right knee.
We currently understand that the meniscus is critical to normal knee kinematics and load distribution, with our surgical focus now centered on meniscal repair and preservation whenever possible.
Symptomatic meniscus tear can mostly be diagnosed during anamnesis of the patient.
The president suffers from a meniscus problem in his left knee and he has been advised by his doctor to avoid walking and standing," Nicos Christodoulides said.
Farina tore her ACL and meniscus in her right knee during her freshman basketball season, necessitating surgery the following October.
Generally, congenital anomalies affect the lateral meniscus, most commonly a discoid meniscus, although discoid medial menisci can occur much less frequently.
In the study, half of 351 participants aged over 45 suffering with meniscus tears or osteoarthritis were randomly selected to undergo knee arthroscopy with the other half getting several weeks of physical therapy.
A meniscus is one of the crescent-shaped cartilage discs that cushion the knee.
Scheduled to screen at the SDAFF's main venue, the UltraStar Mission Valley Theater, Meniscus will co-present “CHIPS,” a film by Yoshihiro Nakamura that was filmed in Sendai, at the heart of the Tohoku region in Japan, mere months after the 2011 earthquake.
Unfortunately, a damaged meniscus is unable to undergo normal healing because of poor circulation.
The world's first dedicated meniscus transplant center opened in late November at The Stone Clinic in San Francisco, CA.
Since the late 1980's, transplantation of the meniscus has been performed infrequently and usually only in healthy young knees.
Meniscectomy is most commonly performed for knee meniscus injury resulting from traffic accidents or sports injuries.