Evaluation of Functional Outcome of Arthroscopic Meniscal Repair of Knee Joint

Volume 8 | Issue 2   | Aug – Sep 2020 | Page: 28-33 | Darshan C K, Neelanagowda V Patil, Manohar Rao H R, Manjunath D N

Authors: Darshan C K [1], Neelanagowda V Patil [1], Manohar Rao H R [1], Manjunath D N [1]

[1] Department of Orthopaedics, Mysore Medical College and Research Institute, Mysore, Karnataka, India.

Address of Correspondence

Dr. Manohar Rao H R,
Mysore Medical College and Research Institute, Mysore, Karnataka, India .
E-mail: mandumanu@gmail.com


Background: Knee joint is the largest and complex weight-bearing joint of the human body. The meniscus is a crescent-shaped fibrocartilaginous tissue in the knee joint. Meniscal tears are the most frequently encountered and treated injuries in the knee joint. This study aimed to evaluate the clinical and functional outcomes for a series of patients who underwent meniscal repair using all-inside technique for meniscal injuries.
Materials and Methods: All patients attended to the Department of Orthopaedics, Mysore Medical College and Research Institute, with peripheral meniscal tear operated by arthroscopic meniscal repair by all-inside technique and were evaluated for functional outcome using Lysholm score. Twenty-three cases of knee trauma diagnosed by clinical evaluation and magnetic resonance imaging were recruited for the study.
Results: A total of 23 subjects were included in the final analysis. The mean age was 32.39 ± 9.24 years in the study population. A significant portion (47.8%) of the study population belonged to 30–39 years age group. About 82.6% of the study participants were male. Among the study population, 11 (47.8%) participants had good functional outcome, and 12 (52.2%) participants had excellent functional outcome at 12 months. Among the 23 subjects, 8 (34.80%) had isolated meniscal tear, and 15 (65.20%) had either anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) or posterior cruciate ligament plus meniscal injury.
Conclusion: The study concluded that arthroscopic meniscal repair is a very effective method of treating meniscal injuries. It gave painless functional knee postoperatively with a good range of movements and increased quality of life. Patients with simultaneous ACL reconstruction had a better outcome than an isolated meniscal repair. However, the comparative statistical analysis could not be made with isolated meniscal repair due to a small study group. Our results were comparable with the various studies with respect to the Lysholm scoring and the outcome.
Keywords: Knee joint, Meniscal injuries, Arthroscopic meniscal repair.


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How to Cite this article: Darshan CK, Patil NV, Rao HRM, Manjunath DN | Evaluation of Functional Outcome of Arthroscopic Meniscal Repair of Knee Joint | Journal of Karnataka Orthopaedic Association | August-September 2020; 8(2): 28-33.

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