All About Meniscus

What is meniscus?

  • The meniscus is a c-shaped pad of cartilage in the knee that acts as a shock absorber.
  • Each knee has two menisci.

What are Meniscal Tears?

  • Meniscus tears are among the most common knee injuries.
  • Knee arthroscopy is often used to treat meniscal tears.
  • The meniscus can tear from acute trauma or as the result of degenerative changes that happen over time.
  • Tears are noted by how they look, as well as where the tear occurs in the meniscus. Common tears include bucket handle, flap, and radial.
  • Source:Meniscus Tears OrthoInfo - AAOS

What are the symptoms of a meniscus tear?

Symptoms of a meniscus tear may be different for each person, but some of the most common symptoms are:

  • Pain in the knee joint: usually on the inside (medial), outside (lateral) or back of the knee
  • Swelling
  • Catching or locking of the knee joint
  • Inability to fully extend or bend the knee joint
  • Limping
  • Source:Torn Meniscus Johns Hopkins Medicine

Why FiberStitch?

The FiberStitch™ implant is an innovative all-inside meniscal repair system that replaces hard PEEK implants with soft suture sheaths. 2-0 FiberWire® suture provides secure arthroscopic all-suture meniscus repair.

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