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.

Suture of the meniscus

Editor's interpretation of a 2018 article about rehabilitation after meniscal repair.

A video interview with knee surgeon Peter Thompson regarding cartilage repair options

An interpretation of a 2015 published medical article on meniscal root tears.



Meniscus tear surgery and meniscus replacement. Vaquero J and Forriol F. Muscles Ligaments Tendons J. 2016 Jan-Mar; 6(1): 71–89.

Potential Market for New Meniscus Repair Strategies: Evaluation of the MOON Cohort. Fetzer GB et al. J Knee Surg. 2009 Jul; 22(3): 180–186.

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