Fig. (2) Analysis of Intact, Defect, and Meniscectomy Conditions. Inferior view of medial femoral condyle cropped to the white rectangle. Left column: Contour maps of von Mises stress distribution for the Intact condition, Defect, and Meniscectomy conditions. Right column: Peak contact stresses, von Mises stresses, and compressive strains are charted. While peak contact stress did not increase significantly in the presence of a defect, peak von Mises stress and compressive strain were substantially elevated.