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Punch Chop Needle Technique

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 Chop Needle Technique for Arthroscopic Meniscus

Meniscus tear can easily and quickly be repaired using the chop needle technique with excellent results..

1. The suture catcher chop needle placed through the skin, below the base of the meniscus, through the torn portion.
2. The chop catcher is removed and the puller is used to remove the one end of the suture through the anterior portal.

3. The lateral suture end is pulled with the chop puller above the superior surface of the meniscus.
4. The tear is approximated. Another one or more sutures can be placed.
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