Background: Outcomes after transtibial pull-out repair for posterior meniscal root tears remain underreported, and factors that may affect outcomes are unknown.
Purpose/Hypothesis: The purpose of this study was to compare patient-centered outcomes after transtibial pull-out repair for posterior root tears in patients \50 and 50 years of age. We hypothesized that improvement in function and activity level at minimum 2-year follow-up would be similar among patients \50 years of age compared with patients 50 years and among pa- tients undergoing medial versus lateral root repairs.
Study Design: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 3.
Methods: Inclusion criteria were patients aged 18 years or older who underwent anatomic transtibial pull-out repair of the medial or lateral posterior meniscus root by a single surgeon. All patients were identified from a data registry consisting of prospectively collected data in a consecutive series. Cohorts were analyzed by age (\50 years