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Anterior Medial Meniscal Root Tears: A Novel Arthroscopic All Inside Repair.

Osti L, Del Buono A, Maffulli N - Transl Med UniSa (2014)

Bottom Line: At the last appointment, the average Lysholm scores was improved from a pre-operative average value of 48±17 to a postoperative value of 91±7 (P<0.001); five patients (45.3%) were scored as excellent (≥95), and 7 (54.6%) as good (85-94).At the last appointment, 8 of 9 active patients practiced sport at the same preoperative level, 1 (8.5%) had changed to lower level of activity.No technique related complications were evident.

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Affiliation: Unit of Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine, Hesperia Hospital, Modena, Italy.

ABSTRACT

Background: Management of tears of the anterior and posterior roots of the meniscus is still controversial. We wish to propose a simple technique of suture anchor to repair tears of the anterior root of the medial meniscus.

Methods: Twelve patients, active males, underwent arthroscopic repair of the anterior meniscal horn between 2009 and 2011. All were assessed postoperatively at an average follow-up of 1 year after the index operation.

Results: At the last appointment, the average Lysholm scores was improved from a pre-operative average value of 48±17 to a postoperative value of 91±7 (P<0.001); five patients (45.3%) were scored as excellent (≥95), and 7 (54.6%) as good (85-94). At the last appointment, 8 of 9 active patients practiced sport at the same preoperative level, 1 (8.5%) had changed to lower level of activity. No technique related complications were evident.

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After careful debridement of the underside aspect of the meniscal root and surrounding capsular tissues, one anchor angled 45° in relation to the articular tibial surface is inserted, using as a guide a spinal needle pointing to the exact insertion site. Care is taken to avoid damage to the articular joint. The meniscal root is grasped and held with a suture passer, few millimeters from the edge of the root tear.
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Anterior Medial Meniscal Root Tears: A Novel Arthroscopic All Inside Repair.

Osti L, Del Buono A, Maffulli N - Transl Med UniSa (2014)

After careful debridement of the underside aspect of the meniscal root and surrounding capsular tissues, one anchor angled 45° in relation to the articular tibial surface is inserted, using as a guide a spinal needle pointing to the exact insertion site. Care is taken to avoid damage to the articular joint. The meniscal root is grasped and held with a suture passer, few millimeters from the edge of the root tear.
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f5-tm-12-41: After careful debridement of the underside aspect of the meniscal root and surrounding capsular tissues, one anchor angled 45° in relation to the articular tibial surface is inserted, using as a guide a spinal needle pointing to the exact insertion site. Care is taken to avoid damage to the articular joint. The meniscal root is grasped and held with a suture passer, few millimeters from the edge of the root tear.
Bottom Line: At the last appointment, the average Lysholm scores was improved from a pre-operative average value of 48±17 to a postoperative value of 91±7 (P<0.001); five patients (45.3%) were scored as excellent (≥95), and 7 (54.6%) as good (85-94).At the last appointment, 8 of 9 active patients practiced sport at the same preoperative level, 1 (8.5%) had changed to lower level of activity.No technique related complications were evident.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Unit of Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine, Hesperia Hospital, Modena, Italy.

ABSTRACT

Background: Management of tears of the anterior and posterior roots of the meniscus is still controversial. We wish to propose a simple technique of suture anchor to repair tears of the anterior root of the medial meniscus.

Methods: Twelve patients, active males, underwent arthroscopic repair of the anterior meniscal horn between 2009 and 2011. All were assessed postoperatively at an average follow-up of 1 year after the index operation.

Results: At the last appointment, the average Lysholm scores was improved from a pre-operative average value of 48±17 to a postoperative value of 91±7 (P<0.001); five patients (45.3%) were scored as excellent (≥95), and 7 (54.6%) as good (85-94). At the last appointment, 8 of 9 active patients practiced sport at the same preoperative level, 1 (8.5%) had changed to lower level of activity. No technique related complications were evident.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus