Meniscal Repair

Meniscal tears are rarely repairable, but large vertical tears in young adults should be repaired, particularly when they are associated with anterior cruciate ligament rupture. The local environment within the knee joint immediately following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction facilitates meniscal healing, and anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction therefore presents the ideal opportunity to effect a successful repair.

The principal disadvantage of meniscal repair is that a period of post operative splintage is usually required in a range of motion brace to protect the healing meniscus.

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