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Operative Treatment of the Displaced Bucket Handle Tear of the Medial Meniscus (내측 반월상 연골의 전위된 양동이 손잡이형 파열의 수술적 치료)

  • Hahn Sung-Ho;Yang Bo-Kyu;Yi Seung-Rim;Chung Shun-Wook;Lee Dong-Ho;Kim Min-Seok
    • Journal of the Korean Arthroscopy Society
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    • v.6 no.2
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    • pp.142-149
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    • 2002
  • Purpose : The purpose of this study is to compare with result of repair and resection in displaced bucket handle medial meniscal tear. Materials and Methods : From Sep. 1998 to Dec. 2001, we experienced 46 cases, 45 patients. We classified them into repair group (group I, 23 cases) and resection group (group II, 23 cases). We analyzed the time interval between injury and operation, zone of tear, the status of reduction and quality of displaced fragment of all cases. Average follow-up period is 29, 28 months, respectively. We evaluated the final results of both groups as Lysholm knee score, radiologic changes and 2nd look arthroscopy. Results : Mean age was 25 years old in both group, respectively. Mean interval between injury and surgical treatment was 12 and 17 weeks. respectively. In group I, 6 of 7 cases were evaluated as clinical success in red-red zone, 12 of 15 cases were assessed as clinical success in red-white zonal tear, stable reduction. Another case which is evaluated as clinical failure showed red-white zonal tear, unstable reduction and poor quality meniscal fragment. 5 cases showed variant degrees of tibio-femoral compartment symptom. In group II, red-white zone (9 cases) and white-white zone (14 cases) were treated as resection and got good results. Conclusion : Considering zone of tear, reducibility and quality of meniscal fragment before treatment will improve the success rate of meniscal repair.

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Characteristics of Meniscus Tear in Tibial Plateau Fractures (경골 고평부 골절의 반월상 연골 파열 양상)

  • Lee, Dong-Hoon;Kim, Byung-Kuk;Kim, Jae-Hwa;Chung, Ju-Hwan;Lee, In-Sung;Lee, Jun-Ku;Lee, Soon-Chul
    • Journal of the Korean Arthroscopy Society
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    • v.16 no.1
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    • pp.9-16
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    • 2012
  • Purpose: Tibial plateau fractures cause a variety of problems in the knee joint. The purpose of this study was to investigate the characteristics of the meniscus injuries in tibial plateau fracture arthroscopically. Materials and Methods: Thirty-three out of 39 consecutive patients diagnosed with tibial plateau fractures underwent arthroscopy between March 2007 and March 2010. According to Schatzker classification, there were 1 type I (3.3%), 19 type II (53.3%), 4 type III (13.3%), 2 type IV (6.6%), 2 type V (6.6%) and 5 type VI (20%) fracture patterns in 33 patients. Results: Twenty-five cases (75.8%) had lateral meniscus tears. There were 18 meniscal tears in 19 cases of Schatzker type II fractures (94.7%), 3 meniscal tears out of 4 cases of Schatzker type III fractures (75%) and 4 meniscal tears out of 5 cases of Schatzker type VI fractures (80%). The most commonly affected site (22/25) was the anterior horn of the lateral meniscus. Of the 25 documented meniscal tears, all but one were vertical longitudinal tear at meniscocapsular junction so most cases are amenable to arthroscopic repair. Conclusion: Arthroscopy for the meniscal injuries in tibial plateau fractures is a valuable diagnostic and treatment tool, we recommend arthroscopy in tibial plateau fracture.

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Complications After Meniscus Allograft Transplantation (동종 반월상 연골 이식술 후 합병증)

  • Chun, Churl-Hong;Bae, Kyu-Hwan
    • Journal of the Korean Arthroscopy Society
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    • v.15 no.1
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    • pp.42-49
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    • 2011
  • Recently, meniscal allograft transplantation has been regarded as a successful procedure in terms of pain relief and functional improvement for the symptomatic patients previously underwent subtotal or total meniscectomy. However, the likelihood of a successful outcome would be reduced by various complications including graft tear, shrinkage, extrusion, infection, progressive chondral injury, and granuloma due to nonabsorbable suture material. Therefore, knee surgeons need to be all aware of the complications and to make an effort to minimize them. The purpose of this article is to review the current literatures regarding clinical results and complications after meniscus allograft transplantation.

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Comparison of the Incidence and Risk Factors for Developing Osteoarthritis after ACL Reconstruction - Patellar Versus a Hamstring Autograft - (전방 십자 인대 재건술 후 골관절염의 발생 빈도 및 위험 인자들에 대한 비교 - 자가 슬개건과 자가 슬괴건을 이용한 방법 -)

  • Song, Eun-Kyoo;Seon, Jong-Keun;Kim, Hyung-Soon;Kang, Kyung-Do;Byun, Jae-Wook
    • Journal of Korean Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
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    • v.9 no.1
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    • pp.48-57
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    • 2010
  • Purpose: To compare the incidence and risk factors for osteoarthritis after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction between two groups using bone-patellar tendon-bone (BPTB) and hamstring tendon (HT) autograft. Materials and Methods: 53 cases of ACL reconstruction using patellar tendon and 40 cases using hamstring tendon were followed up at least 8 years. Radiographic evaluation was done according to the Kellgren and Lawrence's classification. Clinical functional testing (Lysholm Knee Scores, the Tegner activity scores) and laxity testing (Lachman, pivot shift tests), and the instrumented laxity testing with $Telos^{(R)}$ were all examined in relation to the development of osteoarthritis. Results: Radiographic osteoarthritic changes were detected in 24 patients (45.3%) in BPTB group and 14 patients (35.0%) in HT group. Accompanying meniscal injury (BPTB p<0.001; HT p=0.091), intervals from the injury to reconstruction of > 12 months (BPTB p=0.037; HT p=0.021), and patient's age at reconstruction of > 25 years (BPTB p=0.003; HT p=0.048) were found to be significant independent predictors of osteoarthritis. However, no statistically significant correlations were found between the development of osteoarthritis and the clinical outcome or the radiographic stability in both groups. Conclusion: Although ACL reconstruction using BPTB or HT autograft had good clinical results at an average follow-up of 10 years, considerable incidence of radiographic osteoarthritic changes were noted. Various factors such as accompanying meniscal injury, protracted time from injury to reconstruction, more than 25 years old at the time of reconstruction were related to radiographic osteoarthritic changes.

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Treatment of Lateral Meniscus Injury (외측 반월상 연골손상의 치료)

  • Bae, Dae-Kyung;Kwon, Oh-Soo;Lim, Chan-Teak
    • Journal of the Korean Arthroscopy Society
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    • v.5 no.2
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    • pp.92-98
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    • 2001
  • Purpose : To analyze the clinical results of isolated lateral meniscus injury according to discoid versus non-discoid, athletes versus non-athletes and repaired cases versus cases treated with meniscectomy. Materials and Methods : Between January 1997 and June 2000, arthroscopic lateral meniscus surgery was performed in 329 cases. We reviewed 80 cases of isolated lateral meniscus injury without associated ligament injury or other pathologic condition retrospectively. The study population was composed of 54 males and 26 females with average age of 30.2 years(range, $17\~40$ years). Average follow up period was 15 months(range, $12\~39$ months). Eighty cases were classified into three categories; discoid group versus non-discoid group, athletes versus non-athletes, repaired cases versus cases treated with meniscectomy. Clinical evaluation was performed using Lysholm knee score and Tegner activity. Results : Non-discoid group had higher incidence of longitudinal tear than discoid group. Athletes group had higher incidence of repaired cases than non-athletes group. The repaired group had better clinical result than patient treated with meniscectomy group. Conclusion : Although lateral meniscus has some special features including anatomic mobility which can cause instability after meniscectomy and technical difficulties in repairing, it is recommended repairing meniscus tear not only longitudinal but also horizontal and complex tear to obtain better clinical results.

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The Results of Treatment of Lateral Meniscus Tear in Tibial Plateau Fracture (경골과 골절과 동반된 외측 반월상 연골 파열의 치료 결과)

  • Kim, Jung-Man;Kwon, Yong-Jin;Choi, Kwang-Chun;Choi, Seong-Pil;Yoo, Ju-Seok
    • Journal of Korean Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
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    • v.5 no.2
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    • pp.155-160
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    • 2006
  • Purpose: To evaluate the results of meniscal repair and partial meniscectomy of lateral meniscus injury associated with tibial plateau fracture. Materials and Methods: Between February 1993 and August 2004, 24 cases (23 patients) of lateral meniscus tear with tibial plateau fracture were evaluated retrospectively. The most frequent type of tear was the longitudinal tear of the meniscocapsular junction (14 cases, 66.7%). All fractures were reduced under the control of arthroscopic and image intensifier. Arthroscopic repair of the longitudinal tear of the lateral meniscus or arthroscopic partial meniscectomy was performed. The final results were evaluated with the Ikeuchi criteria and Lysholm score. Results: At the final follow-up, the outcome was excellent in 12 cases (85.7%), good in 1 case (7.1%) and fair in 1 case (7.1%) among 14 cases of meniscal repair, and the excellent in 4 cases (66.7%) and good in 2 cases (33.3%) among 6 cases of partial meniscectomy according to the Ikeuchi criteria, There was a significant improvement of Lysholm score after surgery, 92.3 postoperatively compared with 56.6 preoperatively (p<0.0001, paired t-test). Conclusion: The fracture of the lateral tibial plateau did not seem to affect on the healing of the meniscus repair and partial meniscectomy.

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A Simple Arthroscopic Resection Technique for Inferior Leaf of the Deep Horizontal Tear in the Anterior Meniscal Horn - Technical Note - (반월상 연골 전각의 깊은 수평 파열에서의 간단한 관절경 하부 연골편 절제술 - 수술술기 -)

  • Lee, Kee-Byoung;Lee, Seok-Beom;Chang, Ho-Guen;Moon, Young-Wan;Kang, Ki-Hoon;Kim, Kye-Won
    • Journal of the Korean Arthroscopy Society
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    • v.3 no.1
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    • pp.62-65
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    • 1999
  • A new method for arthroscopic resection of the inferior leaf for the horizontal tear in the anterior horn of the meniscus extending deep toward the capsule was developed. Resection of this tear is difficult-perhaps more so than any other meniscal tear. At arthroscopy, a small incision on the meniscotibial ligament of the anterior horn was made after the deep horizontal tear was carefully debrided. A retrograde punch was introduced through the incision and underneath the inferior leaf of the anterior meniscus. The inferior leaf of the anterior horn was resected by the punch without difficulty. This simple technique minimizes the risk of superior leaf injury and can be used for a horizontal tear in the anterior horn as well as the mid horn with sweeping motion of the retrograde punch.

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The Outcome of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in Patients with Meniscal Injury (반월판 연골 손상이 동반된 환자에서 전방 십자 인대 재건술의 임상적 결과)

  • Lee Kwang Won;Park Jae Guk;Jung Yu Hun;Kim Byung Sung;Kim Ha Yong;Choy Won Sik
    • Journal of the Korean Arthroscopy Society
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    • v.7 no.2
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    • pp.160-168
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    • 2003
  • Purpose : To analyze the anterior stability and functional results after the arthroscopic ACL reconstruction and meniscectomy based on meniscus status at the time of surgery. Materials and Methods : From October 1997 to October 2002, 78 patients (male 64 female 14) were treated by arthroscopic ACL reconstruction and meniscectomy and followed more than 12 months (range, $12\~72$ months, average: 32 months). Average age was 32 years old (range, $18\~57$ years old). We divided the patients into 4 groups; Both menisci was intact (BMI, control group), lateral meniscus removed (LMR), medial meniscus removed (MMR) and both menisci removed (BMR). Anterior passive displacement (objective stability) was estimated using KT-2000 arthrometer under the loading of 15lb,20lb and 30lb and evaluated anterior drawer test, Lachman test, range of motion, thigh circumference. Functional evaluation system of IKDC, OAK and Lysholm knee score was used. Results : Average anterior displacement under the loading of 30lb were 2.47 mm, 2.96 mm, 2.96 mm and 3.57 mm in each group(BMI, LMR, MMR, BMR) and it was statistically significant difference (p<0.05). There is no statistically significant difference in average anterior displacement under the loading of 15lb and 20lb in each group but it has showed decreasing tendency in meniscal removed groups. The mean anterior displacement was within 3 mm in 21 cases, 15 cases, 24 cases and 12 cases (total 72 cases, $94\%$) under the loading of 15lb and 20 cases, 15 cases, 24 cases and 11 cases (total 70 cases, $91\%$) under the loading 20lb of in each group and postoperative knee joint stability has showed increasing tendency (p>0.05). The mean score was 94.5, 93.2, 92.2 and 90.4 points in each group and 71 cases $(91\%)$ were more than excellent or good with a OAK score and fair results were noted 4 cases in both meniscal removed group. There were 65 cases $(83\%)$ with a Lysholm knee score more than excellent or good, and IKDC grading were more than normal or nearly normal in 74 cases $(95\%)$ except 4 cases (2 cases in MMR group and 2 cases in BMR group). Conclusion : Long-term anterior stability and functional results of a successful ACL reconstruction affected by tile status of the menisci at the time of surgery and KT-2000 arthrometer was good for estimation of objective follow up.

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Simultaneous Bucket-handle Tears of both Medial and Lateral Meniscus - A Case Report - (내측 및 외측 반월상 연골에 동시 발생한 양동이 손잡이형 파열 - 증례 보고 -)

  • Yoon, Jung-Ro;Kim, Taik-Sun;Yang, Jai-Hyuk;Kang, Kyu-Bok;Kim, Young-Chan
    • Journal of the Korean Arthroscopy Society
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    • v.14 no.1
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    • pp.25-28
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    • 2010
  • Most of bucket handle meniscal tears are associated with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) deficiency. Lateral meniscus lesions are more common with acute ACL deficiency, where medial meniscus lesions are more associated with chronic ACL deficiency. We reported an ACL deficient knee with bucket handle tears of medial and lateral meniscus of the same knee. The report suggests the need for increased awareness of the possible presence of this. Additionally, we discuss injury mechanism, clinical symptoms, specific signs on Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), and treatment options.

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Arthroscopic Repair of Anterior Root Injury in Lateral Meniscus Using Suture Anchor - Case Report and Technical Note - (Suture anchor를 이용한 외측 반월판 연골 전방 뿌리 파열의 관절경적 치료 -증례 및 술기 보고-)

  • Kim, Do-Young;Yoo, Yon-Sik;Lee, Sang-Soo;Jeong, Un-Seob;Seo, Eun-Min;Park, Seung-Jae
    • Journal of Korean Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
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    • v.10 no.1
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    • pp.41-45
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    • 2011
  • As awareness of root tear of meniscus have been increased, it became necessary to have an intensive repair. Posterior horn tear, especially for a lot of repair methods and the results have been reported recently. The report of the anterior root tear has yet to be found. We recently encountered a patient with an iatrogenic meniscal subluxation caused by past experienced partial menisectomy for discoid meniscus. Thus, we repots the technique and clinical results of arthroscopic repair of subluxated lateral meniscus anterior root tear using suture anchor.

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