The modified outside-in suture: Vertical repair of the anterior horn of the meniscus after decompression of a large meniscal cyst

Jin Hwan Ahn, Joon H. Wang, Jae Chul Yoo, Sung Kon Kim, Jung-Ho Park, Jong Woong Park

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Abstract

This article describes a modified suture technique designed for the vertical repair of the anterior horn of the meniscus after arthroscopic decompression of a large meniscal cyst. This procedure comprises of three steps: first, the meniscus was pierced vertically using a suture hook and a No. 0 PDS suture. Second, both ends of the No. 0 PDS on the femoral and tibial surfaces of the meniscus were pulled to the outside of the joint capsule using a spinal needle preloaded with suture material. Finally, a skin incision was made adjacent to the suture materials, and both ends were tied. We recommend this technique not only for the vertical repair of the anterior horn of the meniscus after decompression of large meniscal cyst, but also to repair a longitudinal tear of the meniscus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1288-1291
Number of pages4
JournalKnee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy
Volume14
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec 1

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Keywords

  • Cyst
  • Ganglion
  • Knee
  • Menisci
  • Repair

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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