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Meniscus Repair

Meniscus Repair: Low-Risk Surgery and Recovery

Go for Meniscus Repair Surgery and Say goodbye to your pain and suffering. Visit today and let us decide which treatment plan suits you best. Get the best and immediate treatment at no surprise cost and move freely.

What is Meniscus Repair?
Experiencing Pain in Your Knee?

Symptoms of Meniscus Tear

You may have a meniscus tear if you have recurrent pain and swelling in your knee, or a feeling of something “catching” or locking in your knee. There might have been an incident where you sustained a twisting injury to your knee, followed by swelling the next day that persisted beyond a week. You may also feel that the affected knee feels weak and you do not feel confident about loading onto the knee.

When Do I Need a Meniscus Repair?

Treatment for a meniscus tear depends on its severity and configuration of tear. The doctor can usually determine this by using a MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) machine.

A small undisplaced tear of the meniscus can potentially heal on its own and may just require anti-inflammatory medications and physical therapy. However, if the tear is extensive and displaced, such that it blocks the excursion of knee movement or causes an inability to fully straighten or bend the knee, surgery will then be required to address the tear.

Our doctors believe in preserving meniscus tissue and repairing meniscus tears as far as possible as the meniscus serves an important function in distributing loading stresses across the knee joint.

Related Information
Yes, most of the patients are able to achieve full recovery and return to sports.
Preop physiotherapy is recommended to achieve some muscle memory in the relevant exercises, maintain knee mobility and reduce swelling, as these would facilitate post-op rehabilitation. You will be required to fast for six hours prior to the timing of surgery. It is also important that you avoid applying plasters, topical medications, kinesiotape or knee guards over the knee in case you develop skin allergies to these materials.

You will be given general anaesthesia, and once this has taken effect, the surgeon will make 2 small incisions over the front of the knee to do an arthroscopic examination of the knee and to tidy up the meniscus tear. The edges of the meniscus tear are then freshened up before small specialised darts are inserted to hold the tear together. These darts can be made of bio-inert materials or suture materials, and they are placed such that they would not impede in the knee movement during physical activities.

At the end of the surgery, local anaesthesia will be infiltrated around the wounds or a nerve block might be given near the knee to optimise postop pain control. Waterproof dressings will be applied over the wounds. A shower cover will be also provided so that you can shower with no fear of getting the dressings wet or causing them to fall off. A rigid knee brace and crutches will be provided before discharge.

After the surgery, you will be asked to come back to clinic to have your dressings changed every 4-5 days until they are allowed to come off at two weeks post-surgery. Twice weekly physiotherapy is recommended for a start and this will help reactivate the muscles and reduce the swelling.

With physiotherapy and rehabilitation, most of the patients can return to competitive sports in about 6 months after meniscus repair surgery. Light jogging may be able to commence at 3 months post op. Office-based work can also be resumed once the dressings come off at 2 weeks.

Screening For New Patients

We have assembled some packages to help our new patients.

Single Knee


Evaluation of Knee Pain with X-ray

Includes the following done on the same day:
X-ray single knee – weightbearing AP, lateral, skyline view; and
Review in clinic after X-ray
(Exclusive of GST)
Both Knees


Evaluation of Knee Pain with X-ray

Includes the following done on the same day:
Xray both knee – weightbearing AP, lateral, skyline view; and
Review in clinic after X-ray
(Exclusive of GST)

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Let Us Help with Your Recovery

Enquire with Us or Call +65 8884 1642.

Dr Adrian Lau

Orthopaedic Surgery Specialist

Dr Adrian Lau is a specialist orthopaedic surgeon trained in primary and complex hip and knee arthroplasty.

Dr Tan Sok Chuen

Orthopaedic Surgery Specialist

Dr Tan is an orthopaedic doctor with subspecialty training in hip and knee surgery – making her the first female hip and knee replacement surgeon in Singapore.

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38 Irrawaddy Road,
Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre,
#09-21/38, Singapore 329563

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