Factors Affecting Clinical Results of the Meniscal Repair

반월상 연골 손상의 봉합치료 결과에 영향을 미치는 인자

  • Song, Eun-Kyoo (Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Chonnam National University Hospital) ;
  • Rowe, Sung-Man (Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Chonnam National University Hospital) ;
  • Chung, Jae-Yoon (Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Chonnam National University Hospital) ;
  • Kim, Jong-Seok (Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Chonnam National University Hospital) ;
  • Bae, Bong-Hyun (Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Chonnam National University Hospital)
  • 송은규 (전남대학교 의과대학 정형외과학교실) ;
  • 노성만 (전남대학교 의과대학 정형외과학교실) ;
  • 정재윤 (전남대학교 의과대학 정형외과학교실) ;
  • 김종석 (전남대학교 의과대학 정형외과학교실) ;
  • 배봉현 (전남대학교 의과대학 정형외과학교실)
  • Published : 2003.06.01

Abstract

Purpose : Clinical outcome of meniscal repair fur meniscal injury was examined and the factors affecting the outcome were determined. Materials and Methods : We examined 55 patients with meniscal injury who underwent arthroscopic meniscal repair and could be followed-up for more than 1 year. Clinical outcome according to Tapper & Hoover classification was examined in relation with age, gender, injury site, the presence of bucket-handle tear, method of repair, the period between injury to repair, and the concomitant reconstruction of anterior cruciate ligament. Results : According to Tapper & Hoover classification, the outcome was excellent in 29 cases, good in 23 cases and fair in 3 cases. Age and method of repair have significant relationships with clinical results according to Tapper & Hoover classification, but gender, injury site, the presence of bucket-handle tear, the period between injury to suture, and the concomitant reconstruction of anterior cruciate ligament have no significant relationships. Conclusion : A satisfactory results was obtained in $95\%$ of the patients with meniscal injury with meniscal repair. Age at injury and method of repair have significant relationships with clinical result statistically.