Meniscus: Meniscus Repair Methods

Description Format Details Source

Description

Comparing meniscus repair methods on cadaver knees

Format

A data frame with 18 observations on the following 4 variables.

Method

Meniscus repair method (1 = Vertical Suture, 2 = Meniscus Arrow, 3 = FasT-Fix)

FailureLoad

Load at failure (in Newtons)

Displacement

Displacement (in mm)

Stiffness

Stiffness (Newtons/mm)

Details

Eighteen, lightly embalmed, cadaveric knee specimens were used in a study to compare three different methods of meniscus repair. The specimens were randomly assigned to one of the three treatments: vertical suture, meniscus arrow, FasT-Fix. They were evaluated on three different response variables: load at failure, stiffness, and displacement.

Source

P. Borden, J. Nyland, D.N.M. Caborn, D. Pienkowski (2003), "Biomechanical Comparison of the FasT-Fix Meniscal Repair Suture System with Vertical Mattress Sutures and Meniscus Arrows," The American Journal of Sports Medicine, Vol. 31, #3, pp. 374-378

Dataset downloaded from http://www.stat.ufl.edu/~winner/data/meniscus.txt


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