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Arthroscopic direct meniscal extrusion reduction: surgical tips to reduce persistent meniscal extrusion in meniscal root repair

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Abstract

Meniscal extrusion (ME) is defined as extension of the meniscal margin by at least 3 mm beyond the tibial margin. The main purpose of meniscal root repair is to restore the anatomy and function of the meniscus. Therefore, the reduction in the ME is one of the important objective outcomes. Nevertheless, the reduced meniscal extrusion was obtained in limited patients after meniscal root repair. This technical note described the arthroscopic direct meniscal extrusion reduction as surgical tips to reduce persistent meniscal extrusion in posterior meniscal root repair.

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Acknowledgements

The authors thank Siti Chaerani Djen Amar, M.A., Ph.D. for evaluating and correcting the possible English grammatical or spelling error.

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Bancha Chernchujit (BC) performed the operation, collected and analyzed the data, revised the manuscript and gave approval for publishing. Renaldi Prasetia (RP) performed the operation, collected and analyzed the data, drafted the manuscript, created the illustration and gave approval for publishing.

Correspondence to Bancha Chernchujit.

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Chernchujit, B., Prasetia, R. Arthroscopic direct meniscal extrusion reduction: surgical tips to reduce persistent meniscal extrusion in meniscal root repair. Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol 28, 727–734 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00590-018-2138-6

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Keywords

  • Chronic meniscus tears
  • Meniscal extrusion
  • Direct reduction
  • Meniscal root repair