The present work further contributes to building the base of the research pyramid by noting the importance of repairing knee meniscal radial root tears. Because of the extensive biomechanical studies that have now been published on the restoration of joint mechanics and with what I believe results in a higher likelihood of an improved healing environment with securing the meniscus root tear down to bone, I would strongly recommend that when one does see a meniscus root tear that the transtibial pullout root repair technique be considered over a side-to-side repair. The biggest challenge going forward is to validate and improve the healing potential of knee meniscal radial root repairs.
LaPrade, R. F. (2018, April 1). Editorial Commentary: We Know We Need to Fix Knee Meniscal Radial Root Tears—But How Best to Perform the Repairs? Arthroscopy - Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery. W.B. Saunders. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.arthro.2017.11.009