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Alternative method of outside–in meniscal repair for anterior horn tears

Authors Serrano PM, Amorim-Barbosa T, Santos Silva M, Sousa R

Received 20 March 2018

Accepted for publication 25 May 2018

Published 22 August 2018 Volume 2018:9 Pages 167—170


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Editor who approved publication: Prof. Dr. Andreas Imhoff

Pedro Manuel Serrano, Tiago Amorim-Barbosa, Marta Santos Silva, Ricardo Sousa

Centro Hospitalar do Porto Orthopedic Department, Centro Hospitalar do Porto, Porto, Portugal

Abstract: Treatment of symptomatic meniscal tears continues to evolve as we improve our understanding of the biomechanical role of the meniscus and its long-term importance to the health of the knee joint. Suture repair of meniscal tears is challenging and continues to rise as we aim to preserve meniscal tissue. Outside–in meniscal suture techniques may involve using expensive equipment that is not readily available for immediate use in most operating rooms. Aware of the different techniques available, the authors describe a fast and reproducible technique that does not require the use of specific material or equipment.

Keywords: meniscal suture, arthroscopy, sports trauma, surgical technique

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