Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy

, Volume 20, Issue 11, pp 2197–2199 | Cite as

Cyst following meniscal repair

  • Vinay KulkarniEmail author
  • Jonathan Mulford


We present a case of meniscal cyst formation 1 year following a successful meniscal repair in a 30-year-old male using a hybrid suture–anchor meniscal repair system. Open excision of the cyst revealed it to be in continuity with the suture–anchor fragments. The patient made an uneventful recovery.

Level of evidence V.


Knee Meniscal repair Ganglion Cyst 


Conflict of interest

Neither author has any conflicts of interest to declare.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Prince of Wales HospitalRandwickAustralia
  2. 2.RandwickAustralia

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