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Orthopedics. 2011 Dec;34(12):986-8. doi: 10.3928/01477447-20111021-22.

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

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  • 1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Kentucky School of Medicine, 740 S Limestone St, K401 Kentucky Clinic, Lexington, KY 40506, USA.


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.

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