Altered Tibiofemoral Contact Mechanics Due to Lateral Meniscus Posterior Horn Root Avulsions and Radial Tears Can Be Restored with in Situ Pull-Out Suture Repairs
THE JOURNAL OF BONE AND JOINT SURGERY 2014
An avulsion of the posterior root attachement of the lateral meniscus or a radial tear close to the root attachment can lead to degenerative knee arthritis. The study hypothesized that in situ pull-out suture repair of lateral meniscus root avulsions and of complete radial tears 3 and 6 mm from the root attachment would increase the contact area and decrease mean and peak tibiofemoral contact pressures, at all knee flexion angles, relative to the corresponding avulsion of tear condition.
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Robert LaPrade, MD, PhD
has specialized skills and expertise in diagnosing and treating complicated knee injuries. He has treated athletes at all levels, including Olympic, professional and intercollegiate athletes, and has returned numerous athletes back to full participation after surgeries. Recognized globally for his outstanding and efficient surgical skills and dedication to sports medicine, he has received many research awards, including the OREF Clinic Research Award considered by many a Nobel Prize in orthopedics. Dr. LaPrade is one of the most published investigators
in his field, and many of the surgeries that he has developed are now performed worldwide and recognized as the “gold standard” for the treatment of complex knee injuries.