Arthroscopic Suture Retrieval: A Simple Technique That Disentangles Sutures During Retrieval

Dominik C. Meyer, Georg Lajtai, Christian Gerber, Eugene T.H. Ek

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Efficient and successful arthroscopic surgery relies on methodical and well-organized suture management. However, it is relatively common, especially in complex arthroscopic procedures, that sutures invariability become entangled or twisted as a result of repeated suture shuttling from portal to portal and between individual suture limbs. When this occurs, this can make antegrade suture passage or arthroscopic knot tying challenging. We describe a simple and efficient technique that allows simultaneous retrieval of 2 suture limbs while ensuring that the sutures are disentangled.

Original languageEnglish
JournalArthroscopy Techniques
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012

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