The knee joint is one of the most commonly affected joints of the body and this can be attributed to its exposure to external forces and the high functional demands placed on the joint. Meniscal root tears have conventionally been treated with menisectomy and in this study we evaluate the effects of repairing the torn posterior medial meniscal root. We also study the effects of age and body mass index on the postoperative outcome of the patient.
Methods: 35 patients with posterior horn medial meniscus root tear were operated with root repair with either a fibre wire/ fibre tape or their pre and post-operative tegner lysholm scores were evaluated.
Results and Conclusions: The evaluation was suggestive that medial meniscus root repair improved outcomes. Additionally, a relationship was established between the body mass index and patient age with that of the post-operative function.