Document Type: TECHNICAL NOTE

Authors

1 Bone and Joint Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

2 2 Department of Orthopedics, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran 3 Department of Orthopedics, Shariati Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

3 Department of Orthopedics, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

10.22038/abjs.2020.44187.2209

Abstract

Surgical reattachment of medial meniscus posterior root tear (MMPRT) with transtibial sutures can delay the presence
of medial knee joint compartment osteoarthritis. Most suture configurations are placed five mm away from the torn
margin in the meniscal substance which is already degenerated and may decrease the pull out strengths of repair
construct. The number of meniscus penetration may also be important considering meniscus tissue damage with more
complex suture techniques impose the risk of suture cut out through the meniscus substance.
We introduce our loop postsuture construct technique which is simple, cheap and reproducible.
Level of evidence: V

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