What Is a Meniscectomy?

A Meniscectomy is the surgical removal of all or part of a torn meniscus. This is a common knee joint injury that our sports medicine physicians address on a regular basis.

The pattern of the tear determines whether a meniscus tear can be repaired. The following characteristics of the tear are taken into account when evaluating if a Meniscectomy is the right choice for a patient, including:

  • Location of the tear
  • Length of the tear
  • Tear pattern
  • Stability of the meniscus tear
  • State and condition of the entire meniscus

Arthroscopic surgery is performed to repair the tear, and consists of a small camera inserted into the joint through small incisions. The incisions are typically 1 centimeter each. The arthroscope allows the surgeon to inspect the knee joint during the procedure to identify arthritis, loose knee cartilage, and other issues with the knee.

Most patients experience nominal pain post-arthroscopic surgery. Patients can typically walk and move normally, as long as no pain is experienced. Most patients can return to normal activities as tolerated. Your physician will discuss your individual recovery plan with you following the Meniscectomy.

Learn More about the Meniscectomy Procedure

To learn more about repairing a torn meniscus, contact Triangle Orthopaedics. Our team of specialists will answer all of your questions and help to address any of your concerns.

To find out more information about the Meniscectomy procedure and our other Triangle Orthopaedic services, contact our Carolina practice today.

Common surgeries performed by our sports medicine team:

Sport Medical Service – Knee

Sport Medical Service – Shoulder

Sport Medical Service – Elbow

Sport Medical Service – Foot & Ankle

Sport Medical Service – Hip

Sport Medicine Treatment – Multiple Joints

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