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Meniscus Surgery

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Meniscus surgery is a treatment for torn meniscus. It is also known as meniscus repair and usually is performed as an arthroscopic knee surgery. Meniscus injury belongs to the most popular knee issues. A torn meniscus may be a problem of both professional sportsmen and people who do not lead active way of life.

The meniscus is a knee cartilage positioned between bones in order to protect them from damage. For this reason, many people refer to meniscus injury simply as “torn cartilage in knee”. In every knee, there are 2 menisci: lateral meniscus and medial meniscus.

Meniscus Surgery Candidates

To meniscus tear symptoms belong pain, popping and swelling. Inability to properly move the knee is also counted among meniscus tear symptoms. For doctors looking for torn meniscus, MRI remains the best choice among diagnostic methods.
Candidates for torn meniscus surgery are usually sportsmen who can’t allow themselves a long meniscus tear recovery time without surgery and who do not want to risk that not operated meniscus injury will lead to limiting their physical abilities. For this reason, they decide for meniscus surgery in the form of arthroscopic surgery.

Am I Suitable for Meniscus Surgery?

Not every case of knee meniscus tear requires an arthroscopic knee surgery. Especially people who are not interested in regularly doing sports often resign from arthroscopic surgery in order to avoid possible complications and stress. Torn meniscus treatment may include for them rehabilitation and taking anti-inflammatory medicines.

Preparing for Meniscus Surgery

Meniscus tear treatment by means of arthroscopic knee surgery does not require an elaborate preparation process. Most of the time it is enough to inform about your medical history, provide the list of medicines you take and follow the advice given by doctors in your clinic. In this way, a meniscus repair may begin.

How is Meniscus Surgery Performed?

Meniscus surgery may take many forms. Doctors may decide to simply sew the torn meniscus. Another option is partial meniscectomy, a meniscus surgery focusing on trimming the meniscus tear site. Sometimes doctors may choose total meniscectomy as a solution for a torn cartilage in knee. Additionally, for some patients, a microfracture surgery may bring good results. During microfracture surgery for torn meniscus, a set of small holes is drilled in patient’s bone in order to cause cartilage growth.
No matter what type of treatment for torn meniscus, it is performed in the form of arthroscopic knee surgery. Arthroscopic surgery is a type of knee surgery during which instead of one large incision, doctors perform a few small incisions. Through them, an arthroscope (medical device equipped with camera) and medical tools are inserted and used in meniscus repair.

Meniscus Surgery Summary

Duration of Operation

Around 30 minutes

Number of Trips Abroad

1

Back to Sports

4-6 weeks

Hospital Stay

OUTPATİENT

Back to Work

1-4 weeks

Meniscus Surgery Recovery

Meniscus tear surgery recovery may take up to 4 or even 6 weeks. Meniscus surgery recovery time has a few phases. For the first 2 weeks of meniscus tear surgery recovery, it is advised to limit movements to the necessary minimum. Later, patients may start the meniscus surgery rehabilitation (meniscus surgery rehab). Still, very strenuous activities are not recommended. Finally, around 4th, sometimes 6th week, meniscus tear recovery time should be finished.

Scars after Meniscus Surgery

Arthroscopic knee surgery for torn meniscus leads to the creation of a set of small meniscus surgery scars which should fade with time due to their small size.

Meniscus Surgery Risks and Complications

Arthroscopic knee surgery treatment for torn meniscus, while usually safe and highly effective, may sometimes lead to complications. To meniscus repair risks belong infections, formation of blood clots and damage to nerves in the knee.

Meniscus Surgery Side Effects

Knee pain may not pass immediately after the meniscus surgery and sometimes even a second arthroscopic surgery is necessary in order to fix the meniscus injury totally.

Meniscus Surgery Success Rates

Meniscus tear treatment by means of meniscus surgery has proved to be an effective one, with success rates at 85%. 15% left are mostly cases where torn cartilage in knee requires a second surgery.

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Florence Nightingale Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey
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Medical Park Antalya Hospital

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Erdem Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
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KCM Clinic

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Kent Hospital

İzmir, Turkey
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Medical Park Bahcelievler Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
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Ethica Incirli Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
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Medical Park Ankara Hospital

Ankara, Turkey
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Raffles Hospital Singapore

SINGAPORE, Singapore
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Indraprastha Apollo Hospital

New Delhi, India
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Carolina Medical Center

Warsaw, Poland
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Meniscus Surgery Cost

Average Meniscus Surgery costs are € 2,857, based on Meniscus Surgery prices from 12 clinics. Cheapest Meniscus Surgery cost is € 530 where Meniscus Surgery prices can go up to € 5,500.

Meniscus Surgery prices vary greatly depending on the clinic and the location. For example, Meniscus Surgery in Turkey is a popular option where Meniscus Surgery costs as low as € 2,500. You can also find Meniscus Surgery clinics in Poland starting from € 530.

Please note that the Meniscus Surgery prices listed on FlyMedi are the average price for Meniscus Surgery procedures. Clinics may ask you to provide them with specific information about your medical condition in order to provide you a detailed cost estimate for Meniscus Surgery procedures. To receive a personalized Meniscus Surgery quote, please click HERE.

Meniscus Surgery FAQ

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What Is Meniscus Surgery?

Meniscus surgery is an arthroscopic surgery for knee meniscus tear. Meniscus injury is quite popular among sportsmen and normal people.

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What is the Meniscus Tear Recovery Time?

Meniscus tear recovery time is expected to be around 4 to 6 weeks in total, from which is spent on meniscus surgery rehabilitation.

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What Is the Meniscus Tear Recovery Time without Surgery?

Meniscus tear recovery time without surgery may be slightly longer than meniscus tear surgery recovery but still it not too long and many people decide for torn meniscus treatment not involving an operation.