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Meniscal Repair: Indications, Techniques, and Outcome

  • Hélder Pereira
  • Ibrahim Fatih Cengiz
  • Joana Silva-Correia
  • Pedro L. Ripoll
  • Ricardo Varatojo
  • Joaquim Miguel Oliveira
  • Rui Luís Reis
  • João Espregueira-Mendes
Chapter

Abstract

The current trend when dealing with meniscus tears is “preservation whenever possible.” This way, meniscal repair techniques have significantly developed in recent years. There have been advances in both surgical techniques (e.g., techniques for root tear repair) and related devices. However, anatomical knowledge is crucial, and learning curve time for any technique should be considered. Classification of tears, preoperative planning, and surgical training (including cadaver courses) are extremely important.

This work aims to provide a comprehensive approach of the most frequent techniques and indications for meniscal repair. Moreover, it also describes a literature review focused on the expected outcome and possible complications.

Keywords

All-inside Inside-out Meniscal tear classification Meniscal repair Outside-in 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hélder Pereira
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
  • Ibrahim Fatih Cengiz
    • 1
    • 2
  • Joana Silva-Correia
    • 1
    • 2
  • Pedro L. Ripoll
    • 5
  • Ricardo Varatojo
    • 6
  • Joaquim Miguel Oliveira
    • 1
    • 2
    • 5
  • Rui Luís Reis
    • 1
    • 2
  • João Espregueira-Mendes
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.3B’s Research Group–Biomaterials, Biodegradables and BiomimeticsUniversity of Minho, Headquarters of the European Institute of Excellence on Tissue Engineering and Regenerative MedicineGuimarãesPortugal
  2. 2.ICVS/3B’s–PT Government Associate LaboratoryBraga/GuimarãesPortugal
  3. 3.Clínica do DragãoEspregueira-Mendes Sports Centre – FIFA Medical Centre of ExcellencePortoPortugal
  4. 4.Orthopedic Department Centro Hospitalar Póvoa de VarzimVila do CondePortugal
  5. 5.Ripoll y De Prado Sports Clinic – FIFA Medical Centre of ExcellenceMurcia, MadridSpain
  6. 6.Descobertas: Knee, Ankle, Arthroscopy and Sports Trauma UnitHospital CUFLisbonPortugal

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