Description: This stock medical exhibit depicts a medial meniscectomy and chondroplasty of the left knee. The first image shows the pre-operative condition, with osteophytes along the articular surface of the patella and on the medial tibial plateau, chondromalacia of the medial femoral condyle, and a complex tear of the posterior horn of the medial meniscus. The remaining images describe the surgery, including the insertion of arthroscopic instruments, a partial medial meniscectomy, and partial chondroplasty. The final image shows the post-operative condition, with repaired femoral condyle and medial meniscus.
Last Updated: Aug 16th, 2009