Arthroscopic partial medial meniscectomy is a very common orthopaedic procedure performed for symptomatic, irreparable meniscus tears. It is usually associated with a very good outcome and minimal complications. In some patients with tight medial compartment, the posterior horn of the medial meniscus can be difficult to visualize, and access in this area with instruments may be challenging. To increase the opening of the medial compartment, after valgus-extension stress position of the knee, different techniques of deep medial collateral ligament release have been described. The outside-in pie-crusting technique shown in this technical note has documented effectiveness and good outcomes with minimal or no morbidity.
Todor, A., Caterev, S., & Nistor, D. V. (2016). Outside-In Deep Medial Collateral Ligament Release During Arthroscopic Medial Meniscus Surgery. In Arthroscopy Techniques (Vol. 5, pp. e781–e785). Elsevier B.V. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eats.2016.03.004