Video Gallery

Video Gallery

To View the Video

New Horizons in Meniscus Repair: The Circumferential Compression Stitch

March 15, 2015

Contributors: Justin D. Saliman, MD; Justin D. Saliman, MD

Anatomical reduction and uniform compression are the mainstays of orthopaedic soft tissue and bony repair, and malreduction and/or gap formation are common failure modes for such repairs. Traditional meniscus repair techniques rely on central to peripheral needle penetration across the tear with fixation in the perimeniscular capsule region, and often require placing sutures on the tibial and femoral sides of tears for optimal fixation. They unfortunately also carry failure rates that are high compared to other orthopaedic procedures. A stitch pattern that can circumferentially surround meniscus tears is likely to better allow anatomical reduction and uniform compression of the tear edges during healing. In this video presentation, the rationale for the circumferential compression stitch is discussed and a video case series is presented to demonstrate all-inside circumferential compression stitch repair of several complex tear patterns.

Results for "Knee: Cartilage"

2 of 3
2 of 3

X