Why repair the meniscus? And why with the Circumferential Stitch?

Meniscus repair has been around a long time but traditional techniques have had somewhat high failure rates and were only possible for a limited number of tear types. The meniscus spreads forces evenly within the knee joint and without its full function the knee becomes arthritic. See the following article for a better understanding why repair, and why repair with the Circumferential Stitch:


The Circumferential Compression Stitch for Meniscus Repair