Medial Meniscus Posterior Root Repair Using a Transtibial Technique

Jarret M. Woodmass, Rohith Mohan, Michael J. Stuart, Aaron J. Krych

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Abstract

The meniscal roots are critical in maintaining the normal shock absorbing function of the meniscus. If a meniscal root tear is left untreated, meniscal extrusion can occur rendering the meniscus nonfunctional resulting in degenerative arthritis. Two main repair techniques are described: (1) suture anchors (direct fixation) and (2) sutures pulled through a tibial tunnel (indirect fixation). Meniscal root repair using a suture anchor technique is technically challenging requiring a posterior portal and a curved suture passing device that can be difficult to manipulate within the knee. We present a technique for posterior medial meniscus root repair using 3 sutures (1 leader, 2 cinch), standard arthroscopy portals, and transtibial fixation. Overall, this technique simplifies a challenging procedure and allows for familiarity and efficiency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e511-e516
JournalArthroscopy Techniques
Volume6
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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