All-inside arthroscopic meniscal repair with meniscal cinch

Arthrosc Tech. 2013 May 11;2(2):e171-4. doi: 10.1016/j.eats.2013.01.010. Print 2013 May.


The number of commercially available all-arthroscopic meniscal repair devices has increased in recent years. Although inside-out vertical mattress sutures have been considered the gold standard in the past, recent biomechanical studies have shown that some all-arthroscopic repair devices provide comparable strength. To successfully use these devices, surgeons must understand proper insertion technique. The purpose of this article is to demonstrate this technique for the Meniscal Cinch (Arthrex, Naples, FL).