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Dedicated to patient care, we utilise the latest arthroscopic and minimally invasive techniques for the management of all hip, knee and shoulder conditions; thereby facilitating the best recovery and outcome for patients from surgery.
Dedicated to patient care, we utilise the latest arthroscopic and minimally invasive techniques for the management of all hip, knee and shoulder conditions; thereby facilitating the best recovery and outcome for patients from surgery.

  • Shoulder Pain
  • Anterior Hip Replacement
  • ACL Reconstruction
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Hip Arthroscopy

Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair

Arthroscopic Meniscal Repair
A meniscus tear is the commonest knee injury in athletes, especially those involved in contact sports. A sudden bend or twist in your knees can cause a meniscal tear. This is a traumatic meniscus tear. Elderly people are more prone to degenerative meniscal tears as the cartilage wears out and weakens with age. The two wedge-shape cartilage pieces present between the thighbone and the shinbone are called menisci. They stabilise the knee joint and act as “shock absorbers”.

Torn meniscus causes pain, swelling, stiffness, catching or locking sensation in your knee, making you unable to move your knee through its complete range of motion. Your orthopaedic surgeon will examine your knee, and evaluate your symptoms and medical history before suggesting a treatment plan. The treatment depends on the type, size and location of the tear, as well your age and activity level. If the tear is small with damage in only the outer edge of the meniscus, nonsurgical treatment may be sufficient. However, if the symptoms do not resolve with nonsurgical treatment, surgical treatment may be recommended.

Surgical treatment

Knee arthroscopy is the commonly recommended surgical procedure for meniscal tears. The surgical treatment options include:

  • Meniscus removal (meniscectomy)
  • Meniscus repair

Surgery can be performed using arthroscopy, where a tiny camera is inserted through a tiny incision to enable the surgeon to view the inside of your knee on a large screen. Through other tiny incisions, the surgery will be performed. During meniscectomy, small instruments called shavers or scissors may be used to remove the torn meniscus. In arthroscopic meniscus repair, the torn meniscus will be pinned or sutured, depending on the extent of the tear.

Meniscus replacement or transplantation involves the replacement of a torn cartilage with the cartilage obtained from a donor or a cultured patch obtained from the laboratory. It is considered as a treatment option to relieve knee pain in patients who have undergone meniscectomy.

Click on the topics below to find out more from the orthopedic connection website of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Hip Knee Shoulder FAORTHA FRACSInternational Society for Hip Arthroscopy

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