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.
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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