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ACE Report #7530
Ace Report Cover General Orthopaedics

All-inside sutures have lower failure rate than meniscal arrows in meniscal repair


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:1

All-inside suture device is superior to meniscal arrows in meniscal repair: a prospective randomized multicenter clinical trial with 2-year follow-up

Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2015 Jan;23(1):211-8.

Contributing Authors: NJ Kise JO Drogset A Ekeland EA Sivertsen S Heir

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Synopsis

46 patients with vertical longitudinal knee meniscal tears were randomized to receive meniscal repair through either meniscal arrows (Biofix) or all-inside sutures (FasT-Fix). This was done to determine whether one meniscal repair device provided higher success rates and more favourable functional outcomes. Incidence of meniscus retearing, as well as the Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Scor...

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