Meniscus repair is a surgical procedure that repairs a torn meniscus via keyhole surgeryEnquire Now
The goal of meniscus repair is to restore stability and function to the knee so that it can regain a painless full range of motion.
Meniscus repair surgeries are minimally invasive and are performed under anaesthesia. The surgeon may perform any of the following procedures:
For a partial meniscectomy, recovery can take about a month. For a meniscus repair, it may take as long as 3 months.
You may have to wear a brace to keep your knee stable. You will likely also have to use crutches for several weeks to keep weight off your knee if meniscus repair was performed. This is to offload the repair site so that it can heal properly. The wound should also be kept clean and dry for two weeks so that it can heal properly and without infections.
Physical therapy is highly recommended as part of your recovery. This is because it will help increase your range of motion and strengthen the muscles around the knee. The doctor may even recommend a few exercises that you can do at home as well.
While all surgeries come with some risk, meniscus repair is considered a low-risk procedure. Common complications include:
Your doctor will thoroughly discuss the risks of the meniscus repair with you and outline the necessary precautions that they will take to minimise the chances of complications occurring.
Our doctors are trained and highly experienced in diagnosing and treating orthopaedic conditions of the knee. We aim to provide you with quality care by thoroughly assessing your condition and personalising your treatments to your needs and goals.