Histological Structure of Meniscus

Histological Structure of Meniscus

  • Sivasakthi M Junior Resident, Department of Anatomy, Jawaharlal institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER)
  • Yogesh Ashok Sontakke Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, Jawaharlal institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER)
  • Aravindhan K rofessor, Department of Anatomy, Jawaharlal institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) (An Institution of National Importance under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India), Pondicherry, 605006 India
Keywords: Meniscus, Histology, Ultrastructure, Light Microscopy, Discoid Meniscus

Abstract

Meniscal damage is a common cause of joint injury, which can lead to the development of post-traumatic osteoarthritis, a prevalent form of osteoarthritis among the younger population Therefore, understanding the structural knowledge of the Meniscus will help in reproduce the native meniscus. Objectives: To improve the histological knowledge of meniscus and to understand the valuation of histology of meniscus attachment to the bone. Ultrastructure of meniscus observed from proximal to distal attachments showed the more complicated and complex arrangement of collagen bundles with interspersed cells in between. Ultrastructure of meniscus also should be borne in mind before preparing meniscal grafts. It has complex histological structure. It is essential to consider the details of the histological structure in meniscus reconstruction surgeries to restore its full functionality. This review may be useful as a reference to investigate the mechanical properties of meniscus.

Published
2019-12-08
How to Cite
Sivasakthi M, Yogesh Ashok Sontakke, & Aravindhan K. (2019). Histological Structure of Meniscus. Academia Anatomica International, 5(2), 63-65. https://doi.org/10.21276/aanat.2019.5.2.17
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