This study was conducted to learn whether patients with traumatic meniscal tears have better long-term outcomes if their meniscus is repaired versus partially removed.
This study involved 81 patients with meniscal tears. Prior to their injuries, some participated in recreational sports 5 or more times a week (“athletes”), while others were less active.
Patients in the two groups (meniscus repair and partial meniscus removal) were compared based on three outcomes: osteoarthritis progression, ability to play sports at a pre-injury level, and knee function.
Outcomes were compared between the two groups at two different points following their surgeries: after 2 to 5 years (“mid-term”), and again after 5 to 8 years (“long-term”).
This study shows that arthroscopic meniscal repair offers better long-term results in terms of preventing osteoarthritic progression and regaining sports activity than partial meniscus removal.
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Dr. Justin Saliman, a seasoned knee orthopedic surgeon, invented the Edison Award winning “Novo Stitch Pro Meniscal Repair System” to arthroscopically sew back all meniscus tear types – including those previously considered difficult or impossible to sew.
Minimally-invasive, the system involves a “Circumferential Stitching Technique” that has proven superior to traditional meniscus repair techniques. As a result, patients heal pain and dysfunction while preventing arthritis and knee surgical replacement in the long-term.
Justin D. Saliman, MD, located in Beverly Hills, is a Stanford sports medicine trained orthopaedic surgeon operating out of Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.
He is the founder of Ceterix® Orthopaedics and the inventor of the NovoStitch® Pro Meniscal Repair System, which was acquired by a large medical device company called Smith & Nephew in 2019.
The device was granted FDA approval in 2012 and Dr. Saliman has been using it to preserve knee joints ever since.
Nobody has more experience sewing meniscus tears
back together than Dr. Saliman.
He is specialized in joint preserving minimally invasive techniques to repair injuries to the knee to prevent arthritis and the need for joint replacement later in life.
Dr. Saliman completed a sports medicine fellowship at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, where he cared for the San Francisco 49ers and the athletic teams at Santa Clara and Stanford Universities.
Prior to his fellowship, he completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the prestigious St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center of Columbia University in New York City. He earned his medical degree at the University of Colorado School of Medicine outside his hometown of Denver.