Meniscal extrusion

Meniscal extrusion refers to the meniscal margin extending beyond the tibial margin.


This can result from disruption of collagen fibers within the meniscus that provide hoop strength and may be associated with several over pathologies, such as:


Some authors consider the degree of extrusion as substantial when it is greater than 3 mm 1.

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rID: 40591
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Extrusion of meniscus
  • Extrusion of menisci

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