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Arthroscopic Menisectomy

Symptoms

  • A popping sensation.
  • Swelling or stiffness.
  • Pain, especially when twisting or rotating your knee.
  • Difficulty straightening your knee fully.
  • Feeling as though your knee is locked in place when you try to move it.

Causes

A torn meniscus occurs because of trauma caused by forceful twisting or hyper-flexing of the knee joint. Symptoms of a torn meniscus include knee pain, swelling, popping, and giving way.

More about Treatment

An arthroscopic meniscectomy is a procedure to remove some or all of a meniscus from the tibio-femoral joint of the knee using arthroscopic (keyhole) surgery. The procedure can be a complete meniscectomy where the meniscus and the meniscal rim is removed or partial where only a section of the meniscus is removed. This may vary from a minor trimming of a frayed edge to anything short of removing the rim. This is a minimally invasive procedure often carried out as an outpatient in a one-day clinic and is performed when a meniscal tear is too large to be corrected by a surgical repair of the meniscus.

Where non-operative therapy provides some degree of symptom relief over the long-term, these benefits may become increasingly ineffective as the affected meniscus degenerates over time. In such cases, partial arthroscopic meniscectomy can be more effective in improving patient quality of life.

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