Open meniscus repair: Technique and two to nine year results

Kenneth E. Dehaven, Kevin P. Black, Henry J. Griffiths

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An average 4.6 year follow-up study has been done on 80 of 104 open meniscus repairs of unstable peripheral tears. Two of nine retears were treated in the acute stage and seven were treated in the chronic stage. Eight retears were medial, one was lateral (repair ratio, 1.5:1 medial to lateral), three occurred through the repair site, and six occurred in different areas. Retears occurred in 1 of 26 isolated repairs, 2 of 38 repairs done with an ACL stabilization procedure, and 6 of 16 repairs done in ACL deficient knees that were not stabilized. Standing radiographs revealed normal com partments in 40 of 41 repairs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)788-795
Number of pages8
JournalThe American Journal of Sports Medicine
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation


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