Meniscus repair using bioabsorbable devices has become popular in the last few years. Good clinical results have been reported and few complications have been published. This report describes the case of a 37-year-old male patient with a lateral meniscus repair using 4 Meniscus Arrows (Bionx Implants, Blue Bell, PA). Postoperatively, repeated episodes of intra-articular effusions have occurred. A second-look arthroscopy 8 months after the reconstruction showed that the meniscus tear had not healed and revealed the presence of chondral damage corresponding to the location of the arrows in the posterior area of the lateral femoral condyle. Surgeons using the Meniscus Arrow should be aware of this possible postoperative complication.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Arthroscopy - Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery|
|Publication status||Published - 2000|
- Bioabsorbable implant
- Meniscus Arrow
- Meniscus repair