Arthroscopic Capsular Repair without Relaying Sutures: 'Simple Sewing Technique'

Kim, Hyungsuk;Song, Hyun Seok;Kang, Seung Gu;Han, Sung Bin

  • Received : 2019.07.31
  • Accepted : 2019.08.04
  • Published : 2019.09.01


We report a simple technique for repairing capsular tear, using only a hook-like, cannulated instrument and braided sutures without relaying steps. A No. 2 braided suture is passed through the lumen of the instrument. Under direct arthroscopic view, the tip of the instrument is passed through the side of the capsule that has previously been separated with the probe. One end of the suture is retrieved with a grasper through a separate portal. The tip is moved back without withdrawing through the skin, and reinserted into the other side of the capsule. Holding the end retrieved earlier, the other end of the suture is retrieved with a suture retriever. After complete removal of the instrument, the suture is tied through a cannula using the standard knot tying techniques. The same procedures are repeated for other required knots.




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