Abstract:

Meniscal root tears have become increasingly recognized in the past decade. Lateral meniscus root tears typically occur in active, younger patients who sustain acute anterior cruciate ligament tears. Conversely, medial meniscus root tears typically occur in isolation and affect middle-aged patients. However, recent reports have described the incidence of meniscal root tears occurring in pediatric populations who are skeletally immature. The purpose of this technical note is to describe the authors’ surgical technique for medial meniscal root repair for patients with open physes.

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