Possibility of Meniscal Repair for Degenerative and Horizontal Tears

Takatomo Mine, Takaaki Ueda, Koichiro Ihara, Hiroyuki Kawamura, Ryutaro Kuriyama, Yasunari Tominaga
2019 The Open Orthopaedics Journal  
Poor long-term clinical results have been reported following partial and total menisectomy. To preserve the meniscus, many surgeons perform meniscal repairs when possible. However, meniscal repair for degenerative tears and white-white tears is challenging. Methods: 15 patients underwent meniscal repair for degenerative and horizontal tears. Follow-up evaluation included clinical assessment and Magnetic Resonance Imaging examination. The mean follow-up time was 11.9 months (from 8 months to 13
more » ... rom 8 months to 13 months). Result: The healing rate on clinical assessment was 86.6% 12 months after surgery. MRI showed partial healing in 12 patients, complete healing in 1 and no healing in 2 after 12 months. Conclusion: The findings suggest that it may be possible to repair degenerative and horizontal meniscal tears.
doi:10.2174/1874325001913010260 fatcat:q4prf6yayjg33ppimbrz4esdzu