The Meniscus: Basic science

last updated: 2013-05-21
TitleThe Meniscus: Basic science
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsPereira H., Silva-Correia J., Dr. Oliveira J. M., Reis R. L., and Espregueira-Mendes J. D.
Abstract Text

The menisci are semilunar discs of fibrocartilaginous tissue which play critical roles 
in knee joint biomechanics [1]. Despite, it has been described in the past as nearly useless 
with perhaps some minor roles on joint nutrition and stabilization [2]. These complex 
structures are primarily composed of an interlacing network of collagen fibers 
(predominantly type I collagen) interposed with cells, and an extracellular matrix (ECM) of 
proteoglycans and glycoproteins.

Book TitleMeniscal Transplantation, ed. Verdonk R., Monllau J.C. and Espregueira-Mendes J.
Pagination7-14
Date2013-05-16
PublisherSpringer
ISBN 978-3-642-38105-8
DOI10.1007/978-3-642-38106-5_2
URLhttp://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-642-38106-5_2
Keywordsbasic science, meniscus
RightsrestrictedAccess
Peer reviewedyes
Statuspublished

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