Vascularity for healing of meniscus repairs.

  title={Vascularity for healing of meniscus repairs.},
  author={Carl Henning and Madeleine Lynch and Jeffrey R Clark},
  journal={Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association},
  volume={3 1},
Vascularity in the human meniscus is poor beyond 1-2 mm from the meniscosynovial junction, yet 22% of the tears in this series occur with a greater than or equal to 3-mm peripheral white rim. It is possible to suture these tears with the wider peripheral white rims, but healing rates are reduced because it is more difficult to obtain a satisfactory vascular supply. This article describes the history of our efforts at obtaining blood supply for healing of meniscus tears with a peripheral white… CONTINUE READING