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The insertion of the anterior horn of the medial meniscus: an anatomic study

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doi: 10.11138/mltj/2013.3.3.210
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Objective. The purpose of this study was to identify the various patterns of insertion of the anterior horn of the medial meniscus in Ghanaian subjects.
Study. The study involved 35 cadaveric knees (26 males and 9 females). Berlet and Fowler classification was used to classify the insertion of the anterior horn of the medila meniscus. Findings. The distribution of the insertion pattern was as follows; 42.9% (15) had type I insertion, 45.7% (16) had type II, type III and IV insertions were each found in 5.7% (2) of the dissected knees. Type II insertion had the highest incidence which was a deviation from what has been reported
in literature. The incidence of the anterior intermeniscal ligament (AIML) was 34.3%, which was much lower that most studies have reported.
Conclusion. The findings of the study may suggest that the pattern of insertion of the anterior horn of the medial meniscus may be different in the Ghanaian population; further research is needed in this area.

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