Arthroscopic evaluation of meniscal repairs. Factors that effect healing.

  title={Arthroscopic evaluation of meniscal repairs. Factors that effect healing.},
  author={Joachim J Tenuta and Robert A. Arciero},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  volume={22 6},
Fifty-one patients with 54 meniscal repairs were evaluated with second-look arthroscopy and physical examination at an average of 11 months (range, 4 to 30) after repair. Thirty-five of 54 repairs (65%) were completely healed and 9 repairs were incompletely healed, for an overall satisfactory healing rate of 81% (44 of 54 repairs). Ten repairs did not heal (19%). An anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction combined with meniscal repair increased meniscal healing--36 of 40 (90%) healed versus 8… CONTINUE READING

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