Meniscal tears are exceedingly common. Because the meniscus serves many vital functions to the knee joint, the preservation of meniscal tissue through meniscal repair is ideal. However, not all meniscal tears are amenable to repair, and each case must be critically assessed for repair suitability. It has been well documented that meniscal healing is enhanced in the setting of concurrent anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. This may influence the indications for repair, as well as the repair technique. Meniscal repair techniques have evolved over time from initial open repairs to inside-out and outside-in suture repairs to newer all-inside repair devices. The current gold standard remains inside-out vertical mattress suture repairs. All-inside repairs are best reserved for special circumstances, such as in the setting of concurrent ACL reconstruction.

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