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Arthroscopic Meniscal Repair2023-11-28T13:01:48+00:00

Arthroscopic Meniscal Repair

Arthroscopic meniscal repair is a surgical procedure performed to treat a torn meniscus in the knee by reattaching and restoring the torn edges of the meniscus. The meniscus is a C-shaped cartilage structure that acts as a cushion and provides stability to the knee joint.

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Arthroscopic Meniscal Repair

During arthroscopic meniscal repair, the surgeon uses an arthroscope, a small camera instrument, to visualise the inside of the knee joint. 2-4 small incisions are made around the knee, through which the arthroscope and specialised surgical instruments are inserted.

Arthroscopic Meniscal Repair at a Glance

Procedure Time:
60-90 minutes

Return to Work:
6-8 weeks

Full Recovery:
Partial weight bearing

£4300 (Fixed)

What to expect at the time of your surgery:

Anesthesia: Before the surgery, anaesthesia is administered to ensure the patient’s comfort. It can be either local anaesthesia or regional anaesthesia.

Incision and arthroscope insertion: The surgeon makes small incisions around the knee joint and inserts the arthroscope. The arthroscope allows the surgeon to see the structures inside the knee on a monitor.

Evaluation and meniscal repair: The surgeon assesses the torn meniscus and determines if a repair is feasible based on several factors, including the location, size, and pattern of the tear. If repair is deemed appropriate, the torn edges of the meniscus are carefully repositioned and secured using various techniques, such as sutures, anchors, or other devices. The goal is to facilitate healing and restore the meniscus to its normal function.

Closure and recovery: After completing the meniscal repair, the instruments and arthroscope are removed, and the incisions are closed with sutures or adhesive strips. Sterile dressings or bandages are applied to the incision sites. The patient is typically monitored for a short period before being discharged, and post-operative instructions for pain management, rehabilitation exercises, and recovery are provided.

What to expect after your surgery:

The recovery time following arthroscopic meniscal repair can vary depending on the individual, the extent of the procedure, and the specific characteristics of the tear. Rehabilitation is a crucial part of the recovery process, and physical therapy exercises are often prescribed to aid in regaining strength, stability, and full range of motion in the knee. It’s important to follow the surgeon’s instructions for rehabilitation and activity limitations during the recovery period. You will be provided with a knee brace that limits the range of movement and provides support to promote satisfactory healing of the repaired meniscus.

Arthroscopic Meniscal Repair Prices

Arthroscopic Meniscal Repair prices are fixed, which is £4300

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Following your consultation, the price you are quoted includes everything and there are no extra or hidden costs. Advice, treatment and aftercare are all part of our package to ensure your experience is positive from beginning to end.

Next Steps

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Arthroscopic Meniscal Repair FAQ

What is arthroscopic meniscal repair?2023-07-20T14:29:08+01:00

Arthroscopic meniscal repair is a surgical procedure used to treat a torn meniscus in the knee by reattaching and restoring the torn edges of the meniscus. It involves the use of an arthroscope, a small camera instrument, and specialized surgical instruments to perform the repair.

When is arthroscopic meniscal repair recommended?2023-07-20T14:29:42+01:00

Arthroscopic meniscal repair is typically recommended for certain types of meniscal tears that are suitable for repair. Factors influencing the decision include tear location, tear pattern, tear stability, patient age, and overall knee health. Meniscal repair is more commonly considered for tears occurring in the vascularized outer region of the meniscus where healing potential is better.

How is arthroscopic meniscal repair performed?2023-07-20T14:30:37+01:00

The procedure is usually performed on an outpatient basis. Small incisions are made around the knee joint, and an arthroscope is inserted to visualize the inside of the knee. Specialized surgical instruments are used to reposition the torn edges of the meniscus and secure them together using various techniques such as sutures, anchors, or other devices. This allows for the healing and restoration of the meniscus.

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