Outcomes of Meniscus Root Repair Using a Transtibial Pullout Technique
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03037242|
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : January 31, 2017
Last Update Posted : April 4, 2019
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Meniscus Tear||Procedure: Transtibial pullout technique||Not Applicable|
The loss of attachment at the root of the meniscus impairs the ability to maintain hoop strain when the tibiofemoral joint is loaded. This loss of hoop strain is responsible for the increased pressure on the articular cartilage.
This new awareness has prompted surgeons to consider surgical repair for treatment of meniscal root avulsions. Despite this recent focus on results of surgical repair, prospective studies are lacking, and the optimal surgical indications and technique have not been optimized.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||45 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Multi-Center Prospective Clinical and Radiographic Outcomes of Meniscus Root Repair Using a Transtibial Pullout Technique|
|Actual Study Start Date :||May 1, 2017|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||January 2020|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||January 2020|
Transtibial pullout technique
Evaluation of the clinical and radiographic outcomes for patients undergoing a meniscus root repair (MRR) using a transtibial pullout technique.
Procedure: Transtibial pullout technique
- Change in Tegner activity score [ Time Frame: baseline, 2 years ]
Tegner activity level scale is a graduated list of activities of daily living, recreation, and competitive sports. The patient is asked to select the level of participation that best describes their current level of activity and that before injury. The score varies from 0-10.
A score of 0 represents sick leave or disability pension because of knee problems, whereas a score of 10 corresponds to participation in national and international elite competitive sports >6 score can only be achieved if the person participates in recreational or competitive sport.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03037242
|United States, Minnesota|
|Rochester, Minnesota, United States, 55905|
|United States, Missouri|
|Columbia Orthopaedic Group|
|Columbia, Missouri, United States, 65201|
|Principal Investigator:||Diane Dahm, M.D.||Mayo Clinic|