Pullout repair of a medial meniscus posterior root tear using a FasT-Fix® all-inside suture technique

Y. Kodama, T. Furumatsu, M. Fujii, T. Tanaka, S. Miyazawa, T. Ozaki

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Abstract

A medial meniscus posterior root tear (MMPRT) may increase the tibiofemoral contact pressure by decreasing the tibiofemoral contact area. Meniscal dysfunction induced by posterior root injury may lead to the development of osteoarthritic knees. Repair of a MMPRT can restore medial meniscus (MM) function and prevent knee osteoarthritis progression. Several surgical procedures have been reported for treating a MMPRT. However, these procedures are associated with several technical difficulties. Here, we describe a technique to stabilize a torn MM posterior root using the FasT-Fix® all-inside meniscal suture device and a new aiming device. The uncut free-end of the FasT-Fix® suture can be used as a thread for transtibial pullout repair. Our procedure might help overcome the technical difficulties in arthroscopic treatment of a MMPRT.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)951-954
Number of pages4
JournalOrthopaedics and Traumatology: Surgery and Research
Volume102
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2016

Keywords

  • All-inside meniscal suture
  • Arthroscopic treatment
  • Medial meniscus
  • Posterior root tear
  • Pullout repair

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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