Meniscal Repairs

Each of your knees has two menisci-a C-shaped piece of tough and rubbery cartilage that act as a shock absorber between your shin bone and the thigh bone. They also help to cushion the joint and keep it stable. When the meniscus is torn, it causes pain, swelling and stiffness.

How the meniscal tear is treated highly depends on the type of tear, its size and location. The outer one-third of the meniscus is called the “red” zone and it has a rich blood supply. A tear here often heals on its own or can be repaired by surgery. The inner two-thirds of the meniscus on the other hand, lack blood supply. So this “white” zone cannot heal, and damaged cartilage has to be trimmed away.

Why get meniscal repair?

This procedure is required for people with a meniscal tear (outer 1/3 rd of meniscus). This causes locking of the knee, pain while climbing stairs and an inability to do daily activities. Younger individuals usually tear the meniscus traumatically by twisting on a slightly flexed knee. Older adults may tear it due to natural age-related degeneration

Quick info

Preparation Time-

Post Procedure Care1 day

Procedure Duration30 Mins to 1 Hour

Back to Work2 days

Approximate Cost *1 - 1.4 Lakhs

Full Recovery Period 1 month

*Price shown is an estimate. Actual prices may vary depending on the complexity of the treatment.

Routine blood, urine and cardiac tests as well as a pre-operative anaesthetic check up will be done before the surgery.

An anchor suture construct will be used. Imported ones are ideal.

Meniscal repairs in Zoi’s orthopedic clinic are done using bio-absorbable sutures through an arthroscopy (keyhole surgery). The procedure will be quick and painless.

Post-operative physiotherapy is commenced immediately after the procedure and will be done in sessions, with each session having about 3 to 4 sittings. The number of session will depend on your routine activity levels.

Skin suture removal will be done on day 10, followed by physiotherapy.

You will be required to visit the hospital once a month for the first 2 months after the procedure. Follow-up check ups will have to be done again at 3 and 6 months.

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On par with the top orthopedic hospitals in Hyderabad, the orthopedic surgeons in Zoi’sOrthopedic and Traumatology department specialize in performing knee surgery for meniscal repairs and meniscal tears.

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Meet the Specialists

Zoi’s has some of the top professionals in Hyderabad. Our orthopedic surgeons perform meniscal repair surgery and provide comprehensive medical care. Orthopedic issues are treated by our orthopedic department and we are known for being one of the best in the city.

Dr. Shyam Sunder Reddy Orthopaedic Surgeon

MS Ortho, FRAS (Germany), Fellow in Shoulder & Sports Injury (USA)

Dr. Bhupin Singh Bakshi Arthroscopy & Sports Medicine Specialist

D Ortho, DNB Ortho, FIAS (Sports Medicine)


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