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Meniscal repair using large diameter horizontal sutures increases fixation strength: an in vitro study.
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PMID:  20602087     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare the mechanical characteristics of meniscal repair fixation using horizontal sutures and two different diameter sutures under submaximal cyclic and load to failure test conditions.
METHOD: A 2-cm long anteroposterior vertical longitudinal incision was created in two groups of bovine medial menisci. Lesions were repaired using either #2-0 (Group 1), or #2 (Group 2) Fiberwire suture. Following repair, the lesion was extended through the posterior and anterior meniscal horns so that no tissue secured the repair site. Specimens underwent submaximal cyclic (5-50 N at 1 Hz for 500 cycles) and load to failure testing (5 mm/min crosshead speed) in a servo hydraulic device. Specimen failure mode was verified by the primary investigator. An alpha level of P < 0.05 was selected to indicate statistical significance.
RESULTS: Group 2 displayed greater load at failure (132.1 ± 54.4 N) than Group 1 (91.9 ± 26.2 N) (P = 0.02). Group 2 also displayed greater stiffness (47.1 ± 8.3 N/mm) than Group 1 (38.5 ± 10.2 N/mm) (P = 0.03). The failure mode for all specimens was suture pull-through the meniscal tissue. Larger diameter suture provided superior mechanical meniscal fixation.
CONCLUSION: If Horizontal suture would be used in meniscal repair, the most suitable larger diameter suture should be used.
Yavuz Kocabey; Omer Taşer; Onur Hapa; Aycan Güçlü; Ergun Bozdag; Emin Sünbüloglu; Mahmutnedim Doral
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-07-03
Journal Detail:
Title:  Knee surgery, sports traumatology, arthroscopy : official journal of the ESSKA     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1433-7347     ISO Abbreviation:  Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9314730     Medline TA:  Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc     Country:  Germany    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  202-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatalogy, Kocaeli Acıbadem Hospital, Kocaeli, Turkey,
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