Posterior horn medial meniscal root repair with cruciate ligament/medial collateral ligament combined injuries

Brian F. Wilson, Darren L. Johnson

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Abstract

Many meniscal root tears remain unrepaired, potentially due to under-recognition and the technical challenge of repairing them. A great effort is made to preserve the native meniscus and restore the circumferential fibers for hoop stress resistance. It has been well demonstrated in the literature that failure to repair this will lead to increased contact pressures in the medial compartment and early degenerative changes in the articular cartilage. Our technique is one that allows the meniscus to resume its important role of knee stability. A thorough understanding of meniscal root anatomy, as well as repair techniques, is important for the cruciate ligament surgeon.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)986-988
Number of pages3
JournalOrthopedics
Volume34
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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