Meniscal repair: Biomechanics

R. Seil*, D. Pape

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In the medium and long term, meniscal repair has been shown to be successful in 70-80% of cases when performed for the right indications. Despite these excellent results, recent data from France showed that meniscal repair is only considered in a vast minority of meniscal surgeries, not exceeding the 3-5% limit [14]. Considering the high educational impact of the French Arthroscopic Society (SFA) among French surgeons, one can assume that this situation is comparable to other countries in Europe. These figures show that there is still room for improvement for meniscal repair, especially with respect to the constantly evolving surgical techniques, which are becoming less invasive, safer and easier to use by the surgical community. Furthermore, early clinical data have shown similar results as with the classical suture techniques.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Meniscus
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9783642024498
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes


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