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A novel suture technique using the FasT-Fix combined with Ultrabraid for pullout repair of the medial meniscus posterior root tear

  • Masataka Fujii
  • Takayuki FurumatsuEmail author
  • Yuya Kodama
  • Shinichi Miyazawa
  • Tomohito Hino
  • Yusuke Kamatsuki
  • Kazuki Yamada
  • Toshifumi Ozaki
Technical Note • KNEE - ARTHROSCOPY

Abstract

Medial meniscus posterior root has an important role in the maintenance of knee articular cartilage. Although pullout repair of the medial meniscus posterior root tear has become a gold standard, it has several difficulties for suturing. We have developed a modified Mason–Allen suture technique using the FasT-Fix all-inside suture device combined with Ultrabraid. The present suture technique allows a strong grasping of the medial meniscus posterior horn for arthroscopic pullout repair.

Keywords

Medial meniscus Posterior root tear Pullout repair Modified Mason–Allen technique 

Notes

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

The authors have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Masataka Fujii
    • 1
  • Takayuki Furumatsu
    • 1
    Email author
  • Yuya Kodama
    • 1
  • Shinichi Miyazawa
    • 1
  • Tomohito Hino
    • 1
  • Yusuke Kamatsuki
    • 1
  • Kazuki Yamada
    • 1
  • Toshifumi Ozaki
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryOkayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmaceutical SciencesOkayamaJapan

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