A meniscal fixation device is a manufactured device for holding together the torn ends of a meniscus - part of a meniscal repair.

 

Types of meniscal fixation device

There are several kinds and several different manufacturers, but in general the devices are designed to be bio-absorbable.

Synonyms: 
Fixation device
Meniscal arrow
T-fix
Dart
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How the surgeon decides on management.

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CLINICAL PUBLICATIONS

Tensile fixation strengths of absorbable meniscal repair devices as a function of hydrolysis time. An in vitro experimental study. Arnoczky SP and Lavagnino M. Am J Sports Med. 2001 Mar-Apr;29(2):118-23.


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