Knee

Dr. Saliman invented a revolutionary meniscus repair device for which he founded the start-up Ceterix Orthopaedics, Inc. with top Bay Area medical venture partners. He has significant experience in using the device to repair tears that have been classically considered difficult or impossible to repair. He is repairing vertical, horizontal, oblique and radial tears, and some complex and degenerative tears in the right setting. Videos of such repairs are available on this website. Additional information is also available at: www.ceterix.com

Ceterix Animation (Dr. Saliman's invention)

Dr. Saliman's 2015 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons talk

The Circumferential Compression Stitch for Meniscus Repair

Dr. Saliman's 2016 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons talk

Innovative Techniques Talk (Cadaveric Surgery - viewer discretion advised)

 

Types of Tears

Radial Tear Repair

Vertical Tear Repair

Horizontal Tear Repair

Flap Tear

Degenerative Horizontal Tear

Root Tear 1

Root Tear 2

Intrasubstance Degeneration

Horizontal Tear 3

Radial Tear at The Body Region

Anterior Horn Tear

Cartoon Animation


Normal Anatomy of the Knee Joint

How does the Knee joint work?

Arthroscopy of the Knee Joint

Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure in which an arthroscope is inserted into a joint. Arthroscopy is a term that comes from two Greek words, arthro-, meaning joint, and -skopein, meaning to examine.

The benefits of arthroscopy involve smaller incisions, faster healing, a more rapid recovery, and less scarring. Arthroscopic surgical procedures are often performed on an outpatient basis and the patient is able to return home on the same day.

Find out more about Knee Arthroscopy from the following links.

Anterior Cruciate Ligament ACL Reconstruction

The anterior cruciate ligament is one of the major stabilizing ligaments in the knee. It is a strong rope like structure located in the centre of the knee running from the femur to the tibia. When this ligament tears unfortunately it doesn’t heal and often leads to the feeling of instability in the knee.

ACL reconstruction is a commonly performed surgical procedure and with recent advances in arthroscopic surgery can now be performed with minimal incisions and low complication rates.

ACL Reconstruction Hamstring Tendon

ACL Reconstruction Patellar Tendon

Uni Condylar Knee Replacement

This simply means that only a part of the knee joint is replaced through a smaller incision than would normally be used for a total knee replacement. The knee joint is made up of 3 compartments, the patellofemoral and medial and lateral compartments between the femur and tibia (i.e. the long bones of the leg). Often only one of these compartments wears out, usually the medial one. If you have symptoms and X-ray findings suggestive of this then you may be suitable for this procedure.

Find out more about Unicondylar Knee Replacement with the following links.

Click on the topics below to find out more from the Orthopaedic connection website of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

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