On the Cover: Arthroscopic view of the left medial femoral condyle of a 17-year-old boy who underwent arthroscopically assisted anterior cruciate ligament reconstructive surgery with patella tendon autograft. The patient sustained the injury 2 months before while playing basketball. The image shows evidence of metaplasia and angiogenesis of the medial aspect of the medial femoral condyle in response to the injury. This lesion is the precursor to osteophyte formation at this site. During surgery, he was also found to have medial and lateral meniscal tears, which required a healing response and meniscal repair, respectively. Courtesy of Eric M. Manoff, M.D., and Mark F. Sherman, M.D.
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