A primary repair is a term used in knee surgery, where a structure (eg ligament, meniscus) is repaired rather than reconstructed.


An interpretation by the editor of a 2017 medical publication.

A case study with two-year follow-up of an adult patient whose ACL tear was managed with repair and internal brace augmentation.



Arthroscopic primary repair of proximal anterior cruciate ligament tears: outcomes of the first 56 consecutive patients and the role of additional internal bracing. Jonkergouw A, van der List JP2 and DiFelice GS. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2019 Jan;27(1):21-28. doi: 10.1007/s00167-018-5338-z. Epub 2019 Jan 5.

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