Knee Capsule Repair System

Meniscal extrusion, which results in compromised load-bearing function of the medial meniscus, is increasingly being recognized as clinically significant.1 One cause of medial meniscal extrusion is insufficiency of the medial capsule and meniscotibial ligaments (MTL). Knee capsule repair is effective in reducing meniscal extrusion resulting from MTL insufficiency and thereby restoring the potential for improved load sharing across the medial compartment.

The Knee Capsule Implant System was designed to facilitate reproducible repair of the medial capsule. The system includes 2 Knotless SutureTak® percutaneous insertion anchors, the GAP™ (Guided Arthroscopic Placement) drill guide, and three percutaneous K-wires. The GAP guide allows reproducible placement of the implants at a distance 3 mm below the medial tibial joint line.

Reference

1. Berthiaume MJ, Raynauld JP, Martel-Pelletier J, et al. Meniscal tear and extrusion are strongly associated with progression of symptomatic knee osteoarthritis as assessed by quantitative magnetic resonance imaging. Ann Rheum Dis. 2005;64(4):556-563. doi:10.1136/ard.2004.023796.

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Meniscal extrusion, which results in compromised load-bearing function of the medial meniscus, is increasingly being recognized as clinically significant.1 One cause of medial meniscal extrusion is insufficiency of the medial capsule and meniscotibial ligaments (MTL). Knee capsule repair is effective in reducing meniscal extrusion resulting from MTL insufficiency and thereby restoring the potential for improved load sharing across the medial compartment.

The Knee Capsule Implant System was designed to facilitate reproducible repair of the medial capsule. The system includes 2 Knotless SutureTak® percutaneous insertion anchors, the GAP™ (Guided Arthroscopic Placement) drill guide, and three percutaneous K-wires. The GAP guide allows reproducible placement of the implants at a distance 3 mm below the medial tibial joint line.

Reference

1. Berthiaume MJ, Raynauld JP, Martel-Pelletier J, et al. Meniscal tear and extrusion are strongly associated with progression of symptomatic knee osteoarthritis as assessed by quantitative magnetic resonance imaging. Ann Rheum Dis. 2005;64(4):556-563. doi:10.1136/ard.2004.023796.

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Educational Resources and Products

Medial Meniscotibial Ligament Repair Using PEEK Knotless SutureTak® Anchors

George A. Paletta Jr, MD, MBA
Surgical Technique Videos | 11:54 | English | 11/06/2019 | VID1-000551-en-US A

Medial Meniscal Extrusion and Meniscotibial Ligament Repair

George A. Paletta Jr, MD, MBA
Case Presentation Videos | 08:14 | English | 10/01/2019 | VID1-000550-en-US A
Knee Capsule Repair
Surgical Technique Guides | English | 11/06/2019 | LT1-000001-en-US A
Comprehensive Solutions to Arthroscopic Meniscal Repair
Brochures | English | 07/21/2022 | LB1-000220-en-US C
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Medial Meniscotibial Ligament Repair Using PEEK Knotless SutureTak® Anchors
George A. Paletta Jr, MD, MBA
11:54 | English | 11/06/2019 | VID1-000551-en-US A

Surgical Technique Guides (1)

Knee Capsule Repair
English | 11/06/2019 | LT1-000001-en-US A

Brochures (1)

Comprehensive Solutions to Arthroscopic Meniscal Repair
English | 07/21/2022 | LB1-000220-en-US C

Case Presentation Videos (1)

Medial Meniscal Extrusion and Meniscotibial Ligament Repair
George A. Paletta Jr, MD, MBA
08:14 | English | 10/01/2019 | VID1-000550-en-US A

Scientific Updates (1)

Meniscus Extrusion Scientific Update
English | 06/29/2022 | DOC1-000461-en-US C

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Scope This Out - Volume 22, Number 2
English | 08/09/2021 | LN1-000351-en A