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Sequent meniscal repair

Arun J Ramappa, Alvin Chen, Benjamin Hertz, Michael Wexler, Leandro Grimaldi Bournissaint, Joseph P DeAngelis, Ara Nazarian
BACKGROUND: Many all-inside suture-based devices are currently available, including the Meniscal Cinch, FasT-Fix, Ultra FasT-Fix, RapidLoc, MaxFire, and CrossFix System. These different devices have been compared in various configurations, but to our knowledge, the Sequent meniscal repair device, which applies running sutures, has not been compared with the Ultra FasT-Fix, nor has it been compared with its suture, No. 0 Hi-Fi, using an inside-out repair technique. PURPOSE: To assess the quality of the meniscal repair, all new devices should be compared with the gold standard: the inside-out repair...
January 2014: American Journal of Sports Medicine
F Alan Barber, Morley A Herbert, Eric D Bava, Otis R Drew
PURPOSE: To evaluate the biomechanical characteristics of recently introduced ultrahigh-molecular-weight polyethylene suture-based, self-adjusting meniscal repair devices. METHODS: Updating a prior study published in 2009, we made vertical longitudinal cuts 3 mm from the periphery in fresh-frozen adult human menisci to simulate a bucket-handle meniscus tear. Each tear was then repaired by a single repair technique in 10 meniscus specimens. Group 1 menisci were repaired with a vertical mattress suture of No...
June 2012: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
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