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Arthrosc Tech. 2016 Jan 18;5(1):e63-6. doi: 10.1016/j.eats.2015.10.003. eCollection 2016 Feb.

Arthroscopic Medial Meniscus Posterior Root Fixation Using a Modified Mason-Allen Stitch.

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Department of Orthopedic Surgery, KEPCO Medical Center, Seoul, Republic of Korea.
Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medical Center and Sports Medical Research Institute, Seoul Paik Hospital, College of Medicine, Inje University, Seoul, Republic of Korea.
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Gangneung Asan Hospital, College of Medicine, Ulsan University, Gangneung, Republic of Korea.
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, KonKuk University Medical Center, Seoul, Republic of Korea.


A complete radial tear of the meniscus posterior root, which can effectively cause a state of total meniscectomy via loss of hoop tension, requires that the torn root be repaired. Several methods have been used to repair medial meniscus posterior root tears, most of which are based on a simple stitch technique that is known to have stitch-holding strength. We applied a modified version of the Mason-Allen stitch technique, which is recognized as a method for rotator cuff repair surgery because its locking effect overcomes the potential weakness of simple stitches. This article introduces the medial meniscus posterior root tears repair procedure based on a modified Mason-Allen stitch technique in which 2 strands (i.e., 1 simple horizontal and 1 simple vertical stitch) are used.

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