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A simple technique of meniscal suture is described. It avoids the main problem with most other outside-to-inside suture techniques, which is that knots either have to be left inside the joint or have to be pulled out through the meniscus. These knots often come undone or damage either the joint surface or meniscus. Essentially, a suture is inserted from outside to inside through the meniscus, using a cannulated needle. The end of this suture is then pulled back out through a separate hole in the meniscus, using a suture loop inserted with another cannulated needle. The two ends of the first suture are then tied together.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/0020-1383(92)90159-p

Type

Journal article

Journal

Injury

Publication Date

01/1992

Volume

23

Pages

553 - 554

Addresses

Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford, UK.

Keywords

Menisci, Tibial, Humans, Suture Techniques, Tibial Meniscus Injuries