All-Inside Meniscal Repair Using FasT-Fix

FasT-Fix를 이용한 All-Inside 반월연골판 봉합술

  • Jung, Yu-Hun (Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Bundang Jesaeng General Hospital) ;
  • Choi, Nam-Hong (Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Eulji Medical Center) ;
  • Kim, Byeong-Yeon (Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Eulji Medical Center)
  • 정유훈 (분당제생병원 정형외과) ;
  • 최남홍 (을지대학교 의과대학 노원을지병원 정형외과) ;
  • 김병연 (을지대학교 의과대학 노원을지병원 정형외과)
  • Published : 2013.03.31


Purpose: All-inside meniscal repair using FasT-Fix (Smith & Nephew Endoscopy, Andover, Massachusetts, USA) is a popular method for the meniscal tear. However, there was no report after all-inside repair using FasT-Fix for the meniscal tear in Korea. Therefore, the purpose of this retrospective study was to report clinical outcomes after all-inside meniscal repair using FasT-Fix. Materials and Methods: 25 consecutive patients underwent meniscal repairs using FasT-Fix for tears of the posterior horn of the medial or lateral menisci combined with hamstring anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructions. Postoperative evaluations included Lysholm knee score and Tegner activity scale. Using clinical criteria, a repaired meniscus was considered healed if there was no effusion or joint line tenderness, negative McMurray test, and no sense of giving way. Results: The average follow-up was 47.9 months (range, 40 to 61 months). At follow-up, the mean Lysholm score was 91.8 and the mean Tegner activity scale was 5.6. According to clinical criteria, 20 (80%) menisci was healed, and 5 (20%) failed. Conclusion: All-inside meniscal repair using FasT-Fix showed satisfactory results in patients with hamstring ACL reconstructions.