Arthroscopic Meniscectomy is an outpatient minimally invasive surgical procedure used to treat a torn meniscus cartilage in the knee. The meniscus helps to stabilize the joint. The meniscus is often torn as a result of sport-related injury in athletic individuals. The procedures take about one hour to complete.
A small incision is made in a arthroscopy surgery a small camera about the size of a pencil is inserted into the joint. Then using one or more other incision your surgeon places others instruments inside the knee to remove the torn cartilage. Whenever possible, the surgeon will remove only the damaged portion of cartilage, rather than all of the cartilage. A drain may be inserted through an additional incision, to drain away fluid. The incisions are closed with stitches, which are usually removed in the surgeon's office one week later.
Open Meniscectomy/Arthrotomy :
A larger incision is made, which exposes the interior of the knee. This involves cutting through more skin and muscle than for an arthroscopy, and generally results in a longer recovery period. This technique is usually reserved for more complicated situations, such as associated bone fracture or ligament damage.
If the meniscus was removed, it generally takes three to six weeks to return to full activities, and if the cartilage was repaired, it can take up to four months for full recovery.
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