A novel suture technique to reduce the meniscus extrusion in the pullout repair for medial meniscus posterior root tears

Yoshiki Okazaki, Takayuki Furumatsu, Shinichi Miyazawa, Shin Masuda, Yuki Okazaki, Takaaki Hiranaka, Toshihumi Ozaki

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Abstract

The medial meniscus (MM) posterior root has important functions in preventing an excessive loading stress during knee motion and degeneration of the articular cartilage. Although the transtibial pullout repair has become the gold standard for MM posterior root tears (MMPRTs), MM extrusion remains. In addition, during knee extension to deep flexion, the MM posterior segment in the MMPRT knee has been shown to translate toward the posteromedial direction, causing a notable MM posterior extrusion. Thus, the reduction in the MM posteromedial extrusion is one of the important postoperative outcomes to restore the meniscal function and eventually prevent the progression of knee osteoarthritis. The present technical note describes an arthroscopic technique addition to the pullout repair, in which an all-inside suture is inserted into the posteromedial part of the MM to reduce the MM posteromedial extrusion.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019

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Keywords

  • 3D MRI
  • Arthroscopy
  • Medial meniscus posterior root tear
  • Meniscal extrusion
  • Transtibial pullout repair

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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