Sutura Meniscal - Passado, Presente e Futuro

Revista Portuguesa de Ortopedia e Traumatologia, 1998

During the past few years great strides have been made in the treatment of torn meniscus. but they haven not been adopted as quickly as expected. Open meniscectomies have been replaced by partial arthroscopic resections, which cause little post operative pain and provide fast recovery. However, the degenerative changes that occur after meniscectomy (even the partial arthroscopic meniscectomies) led us to do some research on different techniques for conservative treatment of meniscus pathology. We concluded that small central lesions should still be treated with arthroscopic partial meniscectomy, but we should make an effort to make repair by suturing a common procedure. 

Key Words: Meniscus lesion, knee, arthroscopic repair