RESEARCH ARTICLE


The Optimal Placement of Sutures in All-inside Repair of Meniscocapsular Separation



Uğur Tiftikci, Sancar Serbest*
Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Faculty of Medicine Kırıkkale, Kırıkkale University, Turkey


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Abstract

Background:

The aim of this study was to show the effects on the meniscus of repair applied from the femoral, the femoral-tibial and the tibial surfaces.

Methods:

In the treatment of meniscocapsular separation, although the accepted gold standard technique in the past was the inside-out suture technique, the current treatment method is all-inside repair methods. The all-inside techniques include the hook method and applications with a meniscus suture device. The hook method is difficult with a steep learning curve. In meniscus repair applied with the all-inside meniscus devices, the application of the suture can change the anatomic structure and position of the meniscus.

Results:

The suturing method applied from the tibial section of the meniscus does not disrupt the anatomic position of the meniscus in meniscocapsular separation. Thus, the optimum conditions are provided for restoration of the functions of the meniscus.

Conclusion:

The optimal repair in meniscocapsular separations can be considered to be that made with sutures from the tibial section of the meniscus. This technique may be helpful in obtaining better clinical results.

Keywords: All-inside, Knee, Meniscus, Meniscal sutures, Meniscocapsular separation.