Research Study For Those With Horizontal Meniscus Tears
IRB/UVa Tracking #: 18204
Principal Investigator: Gwathmey Winston,
Contact: Kaitlyn Shank
Official Trial Title: A Prospective, Non-randomized, Multi-Center Investigation of All-suture-based Repair of Horizontal Meniscal Tears (STITCH Study)
The University of Virginia, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, is seeking adults with horizontal meniscus tear for a research study. The purpose of this study is to document whether a horizontal meniscus tear can hold together and heal using an investigational procedure, surgical repair with stitches. This study will also document changes in knee pain and function after meniscus repair surgery.
Normally, horizontal meniscus tears are not repaired with sutures, but rather, the effected portion of the meniscus is taken out (menisectomy). For eligible participants, the meniscus will be repaired using the investigational procedure with sutures. Surgery will performed following standard procedures and using Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved devices for suture-based tissue repair.
This study involves repair of a horizontal meniscus tear. Participation also includes 5 study visits over a 2 year period following surgery.
Study-related clinic visits, X-rays, and MRIs are provided free of charge.