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May 1943

PRONE POSITION FOR EXPOSING THE MEDIAL MENISCUS OF THE KNEE JOINT

Author Affiliations

MEDICAL CORPS, ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES

Arch Surg. 1943;46(5):616-618. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1943.01220110032009
Abstract

Numerous types of incision have been described in the past for removal of the menisci of the knee joint. There is first the utility or paramedian incision which skirts the mesial border of the patella and divides the tendon of the quadriceps muscle. This incision, while it is used often, has the objection of causing a long disfiguring scar.

Proper names are deservedly disliked in medical literature, but the following names have been popularly attached to types of incision for removal of the internal semilunar cartilage of the knee joint. The curved incision described by Jones (fig. 1, 1) is possibly the most popular for excision of the medial meniscus of the knee joint. The Jones1 incision is "slightly curved and extends from an inch within the lower angle of the patella to one-half inch below the tibial margin, curving more acutely at this point toward the internal lateral

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