Meniscal repair encompasses various techniques of surgically closing up a tear in the meniscus.
Suitability for meniscal repair
There are nowadays special instruments, sutures and fixation devices that make repair possible, but not all tears are suitable for repair. The most suitable are likely to be longitudinal tears of the medial meniscus towards the outer rim of the meniscus where the blood supply is best.
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See also -
- Inside-out technique
- Outside-in technique
- All-inside technique
- Meniscal fixation device
- Meniscal repair augmentation