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PURPOSE To evaluate the effectiveness of all-inside repair of posterior lateral meniscus root full-thickness tears with preoperative and postoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and to propose a system of classifying posterior lateral meniscus root tears. METHODS From June 2003 to March 2007, 27 (6.95%) of a consecutive series of 388 anterior(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate by second-look arthroscopy the clinical results of arthroscopic all-inside sutures with hook using 2 posteromedial portals for medial meniscus posterior horn (MMPH) tears in patients who underwent concurrent anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. TYPE OF STUDY Case series. METHODS From May 1997 to June 2001, 78 knees(More)
The aims of this study were to quantify the angle and placement of an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) grafted with a single incision ACL reconstruction technique using postoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and to compare the results with those with a native ACL. Between February 1996 and May 2004, 96 consecutive patients, who had undergone(More)
BACKGROUND During rotator cuff repair, biceps tendon lesions are frequently encountered. However, there is still controversy about optimal treatment for these lesions. PURPOSE To compare the results of tenotomy and suture anchor tenodesis prospectively. STUDY DESIGN Cohort study; Level of evidence, 2. METHODS From January 2006 to June 2007, 90(More)
Transection injury (complete radial tear, root tear) in the posterior horn of medial meniscus will lead to loss of hoop strain, extrusion of the meniscus and early degenerative changes. The posterior horn of medial meniscus is amenable to repair due to its good blood supply and repair is the procedure of choice for these injuries. In cases of transection of(More)
The aim of this study is to report the arthroscopic subjective findings of reconstructed anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) with good clinical outcome. Graft used for reconstruction was either patella bone-tendon-bone (PBTB) autograft or hamstring tendon [quadrupled semitendinous and gracilis tendon (QSGT)] autograft. From March 1997 to September 2003, among(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the optimal number of additional half-hitches needed to achieve optimal knot-holding capacity (KHC) of lockable sliding knots. TYPE OF STUDY Mechanical testing study. METHODS Four configurations of arthroscopic knots (Duncan loop, Field knot, Giant knot, and SMC knot) were tested for their knot-holding capacity. For each knot(More)
A transection (root tear or complete radial tear) injury of the medial meniscus posterior horn is not rare in the oriental area and needs to be repaired to restore the hoop tension and to reduce the extruded meniscus, which leads to osteoarthritis of the knee. In cases with transection of the medial meniscus posterior horn, the meniscus can be repaired by a(More)
This paper reports the clinical outcome of the arthroscopic reduction and pull-out suture technique in acute and chronic displaced tibial spine anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) avulsion fractures. Between April 1997 and December 2000, 14 patients received an arthroscopic reduction and pull-out suturing of displaced tibial spine fractures (ACL avulsion(More)
Hamstring tendon using quadrupled semitendinosus and gracilis autografts is a well-established technique for ACL reconstruction. However, several methods have been used for tibial fixation of the tendon graft. The purpose of this study was to compare the biomechanical characteristics of quadrupled hamstring graft tibial fixation using three different(More)