Understanding the Meniscus

The meniscus is a crescent-shaped piece of cartilage located in the knee joint, between the thigh and shin bones. It acts as a cushion, absorbing shocks and aiding in weight distribution, thereby ensuring the joint moves smoothly and remains stable.

What is Meniscus Repair

What is Meniscus Repair?

Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair Surgery refers to the surgical treatment of tears in the meniscus, often caused by sports injuries, sudden movements, or wear and tear over time. The goal of this surgery is to save as much of the meniscus as possible to encourage healing and return the knee to its normal function. 

Why Is Meniscus Repair Surgery Needed?

  1. Meniscus tears from sports, accidents, or aging.
  2. Symptoms like pain, swelling, and limited movement in the knee.
  3. Risks of worsening conditions such as osteoarthritis.
  4. Ineffectiveness of non-surgical treatments.
  5. Large or complex tears that could lead to further joint damage
Why Is Meniscus Repair Surgery Needed

Procedure Of Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair:

  1. Using anesthesia for comfort.
  2. Making small cuts to insert an arthroscope for joint examination.
  3. Employing special tools to fix the meniscus.
  4. Applying various techniques based on the tear’s specifics.
  5. Closing cuts and dressing the knee post-repair.

Benefits of Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair:

  1. Less invasiveness, with smaller incisions.
  2. Meniscus preservation, maintaining knee stability.
  3. Quicker recovery, allowing for an earlier return to daily activities.
  4. Lower your chances of knee osteoarthritis by maintaining joint health. 

Arthroscopic meniscus repair surgery is a significant procedure for those with meniscus injuries, providing several advantages over traditional surgery.

Dr. Bakul Arora, a specialist at the Arora Clinic in Thane, is dedicated to providing excellent orthopedic care, specializing in knee replacements and advanced arthroscopic meniscus repair surgery, ensuring comprehensive solutions for joint-related issues.

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