Article Abstract

Post-meniscectomy spontaneous osteonecrosis of the knee (SPONK): etiology, clinical presentation and treatment

Authors: Marcelo B. Bonadio, Marco K. Demange


Osteonecrosis of the knee is a disease that generates important limitations to the patient, but is still poorly understood. More recently, with the increasing number of arthroscopies, a new category of osteonecrosis was identified after meniscectomies. The purpose of this article is to review the concepts of the possible causes, clinical and radiological presentation of post-meniscectomy osteonecrosis.