The devices available for all-inside meniscal repair were evaluated using a cadaver model. Rapid Loc devices (Mitek, Westwood, Mass) were inserted arthroscopically into 8 fresh-frozen cadaveric knees (age range: 66-78 years) in the posterior regions of the menisci at 5- to 7-mm intervals. Forty-eight devices were placed (3 in each meniscus), and the knees were subsequently dissected to determine the location of the inserted devices. Devices were correctly inserted in 40 (833%) of 48 knees. No problems were noted with loss of fixation on the periphery of the meniscus. Entrapment of the popliteus tendon (3 of 8) and superficial medial collateral ligament (2 of 16) were the only major problems with the device.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||The journal of knee surgery|
|State||Published - Apr 2003|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine