Meniscal Surgery & Repair

This video demonstrates a displaced bucket handle tear of the medial meniscus. The meniscus is locked into the intercondylar notch region of the knee.

Dr Vertullo reduces to meniscus back into its correct position, prior to repairing it.  Preservation of the meniscus is vital to prevent later osteoarthritis. Arthroscopic video of a bucket handle tear of the medial meniscus undergoing repair. The meniscal tear being repaired with “fast fix” all inside repair devices in double row pattern , ie above & below.

It is essentially two bioabsorbable plugs with a slip not between the two plugs. It enables the tear to be securely held while it heals.

Dr Chris Vertullo presents "Why I Repair Meniscal Tears" at the OSSM 2014 Physiotherapy Education Evening.

If the meniscus is unable to be repaired, a partial meniscectomy can be performed.