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The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery British Volume
Vol. 58-B, Issue 1 | Pages 88 - 89
1 Feb 1976
Flynn M Kelly J

Twenty-two patients with cysts of the lateral meniscus have been treated by operation. A modified operative procedure is described whereby the meniscus is inspected for a concomitant tear. A tear of the meniscus was found in ten patients and these were treated by meniscectomy. The remaining twelve cases were treated by excision of the cyst only. The rehabilitation period was considerably less in these patients. Recurrence of the cyst did not occur. The rationale for local excision is based on the similarity between the cyst of a meniscus and a simple ganglion, and also on the desirability of preserving the meniscus.