Meniscal repair techniques

Sports Med Arthrosc Rev. 2007 Dec;15(4):199-207. doi: 10.1097/JSA.0b013e3181595bed.


The human meniscus is important for normal knee function and distributes loads, aids in joint lubrication, congruence, stability, and proprioception. Repair of appropriate meniscal tears is possible and several methods exist to accomplish this including suture repairs and device repairs. Clinical evidence suggests that meniscal repairs can result in acceptable healing rates although adverse events have been reported for some devices. New self-adjusting suture devices have facilitated the accurate and effective repair of the torn meniscus. Technique descriptions for these devices are presented.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Arthroscopes*
  • Arthroscopy / methods*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Injury Severity Score
  • Joint Instability / prevention & control
  • Knee Injuries / diagnosis
  • Knee Injuries / surgery*
  • Male
  • Menisci, Tibial / blood supply
  • Menisci, Tibial / surgery*
  • Pain Measurement
  • Patient Selection
  • Plastic Surgery Procedures / instrumentation*
  • Plastic Surgery Procedures / methods
  • Prognosis
  • Range of Motion, Articular / physiology
  • Recovery of Function
  • Risk Assessment
  • Sports Medicine / methods
  • Tibial Meniscus Injuries