Arthroscopic Repair of Double Radial Tears of the Lateral Meniscus

Nels D. Leafblad, Devin P. Leland, Christopher L. Camp, Michael J. Stuart, Aaron J. Krych

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Double radial tears of the lateral meniscus are rare injuries that typically occur in the setting of an acute anterior cruciate ligament rupture. Full-thickness radial tears of the meniscus body and root render the meniscus nonfunctional from a loss of hoop stress resistance. Repair of these tears can normalize contact pressures in the lateral compartment and delay arthritic changes. We describe our technique for repairing a lateral meniscus body radial tear and concomitant posterior root tear, via inside-out suture repair and transtibial suture repair, respectively. This investigation was performed at Mayo Clinic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e541-e547
JournalArthroscopy Techniques
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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