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Results of meniscal injuries repair using different arthroscopic techniques

Authors
  • Abdel Tawab Abdallah, Mohamed
  • Said, Hatem G.
  • Ramadan, Eslam Karam Allah
  • Abd El-Radi, Mohamed
  • El-Assal, Maher A.
Type
Published Article
Journal
SICOT-J
Publisher
EDP Sciences
Publication Date
Oct 07, 2020
Volume
6
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1051/sicotj/2020030
PMID: 33026318
PMCID: PMC7539796
Source
PubMed Central
Keywords
Disciplines
  • Research Article
License
Green
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Abstract

Aim : Evaluation of clinical and radiological outcomes following meniscal repair using different arthroscopic techniques for all meniscal tears amenable for repair. Methods : Sixty-one patients were involved in a prospective study; all cases presented with meniscal tears underwent arthroscopic meniscal repair from December 2016 to December 2017. Outcomes involved the site of tear, the repair technique, and associated injuries. The International Knee Documentation Committee Score (IKDC) and Tegner Lysholm Knee Score were used to analyze the clinical and functional outcomes postoperatively. Results : Of the 61 patients, 50 patients (81.9%) had meniscal tear associated with isolated ligamentous ACL injury, 6 cases had corrective osteotomy with ACL reconstruction to correct concomitant genu varus, 2 cases (3.3%) had meniscal tear associated with isolated ligamentous PCL injury, and 9 patients (14.8%) presented with isolated meniscal tear; IKDC was preoperatively (44.52 ± 8.79), postoperatively at 6 months (90.97 ± 6.75) and at 12 months (92.27 ± 2.68) with P -value (0.001). Tegner Lysholm score was preoperatively (52.16 ± 12.22), postoperatively at 6 months (88.03 ± 6.84) and at 12 months (93.26 ± 2.95) with P -value (0.001). Fifty eight patients (95.1%) had no postoperative symptoms at 6 and 12 months’ follow-up. The remaining 3 cases (4.9%) underwent partial meniscectomy due to persistent postoperative clinical symptoms with no signs of healing in MRI. Conclusions : Our study concluded that arthroscopic meniscal repair is an effective way in the management of meniscal tears regarding clinical and functional outcomes.

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