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 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. So damaged cartilage has to be trimmed away.
At Zoi's orthopedic clinic we perform an arthroscopic meniscectomy when a meniscus tear is irreparable, for partial meniscal tears in white zone and for discoid meniscus (abnormal meniscus).
This procedure is required in patients with a meniscal tear in the inner two-thirds where a repair doesn't heel due to lack of blood supply to that part of the meniscus.
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Routine blood, urine and cardiac tests as well as a pre-operative anaesthetic check up will be done before the surgery.
Zoi orthopedic surgeons perform a menisectomy by trimming the torn portion of meniscus with a meniscal punch and shaver. The procedure will be quick and painless.
Post-operative physiotherapy is commenced immediately after the procedure and will be done in 1-2 sessions, with each session having about 3 to 4 sittings.
Suture removal will be done on day 10, followed by physiotherapy to realign the gait and muscle wasting post injury that may be there.
You will be required to visit the hospital once a month for the first 2 months after the procedure. Follow-up check ups will then be done after 6 weeks and then again at 6 and 9 months.
Zoi's orthopedic surgeons in the Orthopedic and Traumatology department are on par with the top orthopedic hospitals in Hyderabad, specialize in limb surgery for meniscal tears and meniscal repairs.View Department
Zoi's orthopedists are amongst the top professionals in performing meniscectomy surgery in Hyderabad, providing comprehensive medical care. For the treatment of orthopedic issues, our orthopedic hospital is one of the best in the city.