Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy

, Volume 21, Issue 9, pp 2137–2140 | Cite as

Osteolysis of the tibial plateau after meniscal repair with hybrid suture anchor

  • Bertrand Sonnery-CottetEmail author
  • Rafael Mortati
  • François Gadea
  • Mathieu Thaunat
  • Frederic Moyere
  • Julien Chouteau


Preservation of the meniscus and consideration for repair is important when treating meniscal tears. Many techniques for repair have been described. At present, all-inside, suture anchor-based meniscal repair systems are widely used. Arthroscopic all-inside hybrid meniscal suturing has been shown to have a low complication rate as the suture anchors remain outside the capsule leaving only the suture material inside the joint. Complications such as chondrolysis or arthrolysis have not been reported with these devices until now. The purpose of our study is to highlight the risks of osteochondral damage if these devices persist intra-articularly.

Level of evidence IV.


Meniscal repair Complication Osteolysis Chondrolysis 


Conflict of interest

The Authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Supplementary material

Arthroscopic removal of a loose suture anchor-based meniscal repair device embedded in an osteocartilaginous lesion in the postero-medial portion of the medial tibial plateau (MP4 13239 kb).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bertrand Sonnery-Cottet
    • 1
    Email author
  • Rafael Mortati
    • 1
  • François Gadea
    • 1
  • Mathieu Thaunat
    • 1
  • Frederic Moyere
    • 2
  • Julien Chouteau
    • 3
  1. 1.From the Centre Orthopedique SantyLyonFrance
  2. 2.Centre de formation & section amateur Olympique LyonnaisLyonFrance
  3. 3.Cabinet de chirurgie Orthopédique et de chirurgie du SportClinique ArgonayAnnecyFrance

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