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Revista Archivo Médico de Camagüey

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ALVAREZ LOPEZ, Alejandro; ORTEGA GONZALEZ, Carlos  and  GARCIA LORENZO, Yenima. Meniscus repair: clinical case. AMC [online]. 2015, vol.19, n.2, pp.160-166. ISSN 1025-0255.

Background: meniscal lesions are very common and may be located in the peripheral and the inner part of the knee joint. Meniscal tears can be sutured depending on different factors. There are several techniques and are usually classified according to the direction of the suture. Objective: to show a case in which an inward suture was conducted. Case report: an eighteen-year-old, white male patient who suffered from a trauma caused by torsion on his right knee six months ago. After the trauma, the patient presented pain and inflammation in the medial side of the knee, especially in the articular line. During the examination, volume increase and inflammation were perceived in the medial side. During palpation, articular snaps were detected. Appley and McMurray maneuvers were positive in the affected articulation indicating damage of the medial meniscus. In the arthroscopy a ten-millimeter peripheral lesion of the medial meniscus was found in the medial area, in the red-red zone. In order to treat the lesion, an inward suture was performed. Conclusions: meniscus repair is a practical, feasible method to reduce pain and keep the meniscal structure so it can carry out its anatomical function.


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