What Is Meniscus Repair & Resection?
The menisci are two C-shaped pieces of cartilage that act as a cushion between the thigh (femur) and shin bones.
When the meniscus is torn it can cause pain within the knee as well as a feeling of “locking” of the knee.
Meniscus repair and resection are arthroscopic procedures that treat a torn meniscus and relieve painful symptoms.
At OrthoNeuro, our Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeons have helped thousands of patients return to an active and healthy lifestyle after arthroscopic meniscus surgery.
How Meniscus Surgery Is Performed
Depending upon the location and severity of the meniscus tear, as well as your unique lifestyle, your OrthoNeuro surgeon may recommend a meniscus resection or repair.
Both procedures use an arthroscopic approach and are performed on an outpatient basis.
During the procedure:
- Two or three tiny incisions are made around the patella (knee cap)
- An arthroscopic camera is placed through an incision and guided into the joint to allow the surgeon to view the tear.