Arthroscopic suture repair of torn meniscus characteristics and results in a Vietnamese hospital
Research Topic: Vietnamese Medical Research
We evaluated the results of treatment of meniscus tear injury by arthroscopy to determine the influence of age, gender and cause of injury in patients undergoing endoscopic suturing. This was a prospective study conducted from 7/2006 to 7/2013. We followed 90 patients, from 17 to 50 years old attended at Thong Nhat hospital (Ho Chi Minh City). All of them were diagnosed with a torn meniscus and were treated with arthroscopic meniscus suturing by outside-in, inside-out and all inside techniques. Early results, including evaluating the side effects during surgery and after surgery and results after 6 months were collected. Among the 90 patients in our study, men accounted for 62%, almost two times higher than percentage of women. The main reason was due to sports injuries, accounting for 65%. The most common age was between 21 and 30 (46.7%). Results after surgery: 32/90 were very good, 52/90 (good, 4/90 medium, and 2/90 bad. The indication of suturing meniscus tear due to trauma gives superior results for knee function for patients, reducing long-term complications such as osteoarthritis.