• Anterior Approach Hip Replacement
    Anterior Approach Hip Replacement

    Anterior Approach Hip Replacement

  • Hip Resurfacing
    Hip Resurfacing

    Hip Resurfacing

  • Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement
    Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement

    Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement

  • MAKO Robotic Total Knee and Partial Knee Replacement
    MAKO Robotic Total Knee and Partial Knee Replacement

    MAKO Robotic Total Knee and
    Partial Knee Replacement

  • Knee Arthroscopy
    Knee Arthroscopy

    Knee Arthroscopy

  • Rapid Recovery and Outpatient Joint Replacement
    Rapid Recovery and Outpatient Joint Replacement

    Rapid Recovery and Outpatient Joint Replacement

  • Non-operative Treatment for Hip and Knee Pain
    Non-operative Treatment for Hip and Knee Pain

    Non-operative Treatment for Hip and Knee Pain

Meniscal injuries

The knee has two C-shaped cushions that act as shock absorbers called menisci. They are located in-between the thigh bone (femur) and lower leg bone (tibia). They are at risk of injury and can lead to symptoms such as pain, locking, catching, giving-way and knee swelling

Treatment

Treatment is dependent upon the extent to which they are injured and patient physiology.

Debridement: The torn edges can be smoothed off to prevent it from flipping into the joint thus reducing friction. This can be performed arthroscopically. Patients can be fully weight bearing post-operatively.

Repair: The torn meniscus ends can be sutured together and this is done arthroscopically. Patients will be partially weight bearing and may be in a knee brace for 6 weeks post-operatively in order to protect the repair and give it the best chance to heal.

Risks of surgery include: infection, bleeding, pain, stiffness, nerve and vessel damage, thrombosis, recurrence of symptoms, failure of repair and anesthetic risks. The risks of this form of surgery are very low and you will only be offered this surgery if the benefits outweigh the risks.


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