Last month a biomechanical study which we completed at the Andrews Research and Education Foundation was published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine.
The study evaluated the repair strengths of four meniscus repair methods for radial meniscus tears. Radial meniscus tears can accompany anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears, particularly radial tears of the lateral meniscus. A new instrument known as the Ceterix Novostitch was evaluated.
The study determined that complex patterns of suture repair are stronger than simple patterns.