The fate of meniscus tears left in situ at the time of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: A 6-year follow-up study from the moon cohort
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
Lateral and medial meniscus tears left in situ at the time of ACL reconstruction did not require reoperation at a minimum 6-year follow-up for 97.8% and 94.4% of tears, respectively. These findings re-emphasize the low reoperation rate after the nontreatment of small, peripheral lateral meniscus tears while noting less predictable results for medial meniscus tears left without treatment.