Overview: The clinical and patient demographic differences between medial and lateral meniscal root tears are important and ultimately leave us wondering whether outcome differences are due to unique anatomic factors or the patient population sustaining these injuries.
Purpose: To show that comparing medial and lateral meniscal root outcomes, surgeons are clearly comparing apples and oranges or, maybe better stated, comparing young athletes and older sedentary patients.
Robert F. LaPrade, M.D., Ph.D., Nicholas N. DePhillipo, M.S., A.T.C., O.T.C., Christopher M. Larson, M.D. "Editorial Commentary: Comparing Medial and Lateral Meniscal Root Tears Is Like Comparing Apples and Oranges". Arthroscopy. Volume 36, ISSUE 4, P1142-1144, April 01, 2020.