Double transosseous pull out suture technique for transection of posterior horn of medial meniscus

Jin Hwan Ahn, Joon Ho Wang, Hong Chul Lim, Ji Hoon Bae, Joon Soo Park, Jae Chul Yoo, Ashok Kumar Shyam

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    Abstract

    Transection injury (complete radial tear, root tear) in the posterior horn of medial meniscus will lead to loss of hoop strain, extrusion of the meniscus and early degenerative changes. The posterior horn of medial meniscus is amenable to repair due to its good blood supply and repair is the procedure of choice for these injuries. In cases of transection of the medial meniscus posterior horn, the meniscus can be repaired by a pull out suture technique using trans-septal portal. The single transosseous pull out suturing technique is a point fixation technique with limited contact area having low and inhomogeneous contact pressure. This article describes a double transosseous pull out suture technique using trans-septal portal for the repair of transection of posterior horn of medial meniscus. Use of double transosseous technique provides more secure fixation, more homogeneous and wider contact pressure area between meniscus and the bone, improving the healing potential of the repair.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)387-392
    Number of pages6
    JournalArchives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
    Volume129
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2009

    Keywords

    • Meniscus
    • Posterior trans-septal portal
    • Pull out suture
    • Repair
    • Transection

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Surgery
    • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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