Arch Orthop Trauma Surg (2017) 137:1301–1306 DOI 10.1007/s00402-017-2739-2 AR THROSCOPY A ND SPORTS M EDIC INE Three single loops enhance the biomechanical behavior of the transtibial pull-out technique for posterior meniscal root repair 1 2 1 1 • • • • Lawrence Camarda Giuseppe Pitarresi Michele Lauria Federico Fazzari Michele D’Arienzo Received: 25 December 2016 / Published online: 3 July 2017 Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany 2017 Abstract Conclusion Three single sutures technique provided Purpose To investigate the effect of applying an additional superior biomechanical properties compared with the two suture to enhance the biomechanical behavior of the single sutures technique during the conducted fatigue tests. suture–meniscus construct used during the transtibial pull- Clinical relevance Applying three simple stitches during out repair technique. meniscal root repair might be beneﬁcial for healing of the Methods A total of 20 fresh-frozen porcine tibiae with posterior meniscal root, potentially reducing the post-op- intact medial menisci were used. In one half of all speci- erative immobilization time. mens (N = 10), two non-absorbable sutures were passed directly over the meniscal root from the tibia side of the Keywords Meniscal root repair Suturing meniscal root meniscus to the femoral side (2SS). In other ten specimens,
Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: Jul 3, 2017
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