AMSURG Partner Dr. Peter Kurzweil Works on Meniscus Tear Suture Repair Study

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AMSURG partner Peter Kurzweil, M.D., Surgery Center of Long Beach, is the principal investigator for Ceterix Orthopaedics, Inc.’s, STITCH study, a new evaluation of suture-based meniscal repair for patients with horizontal meniscus tears, a common type of knee injury.

“Since the early days of meniscal repair surgery, it has been often repeated, on the podium and in publications, that horizontal cleavage tears cannot be repaired due to their degenerative nature,” Kurzweil said. “This study is designed to further investigate whether these types of tears can indeed heal, as the literature review suggests, when repaired with suture-based therapy.”

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