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Meniscus surgery is a treatment for ripped meniscus. It is otherwise called meniscus repair and generally executed as an arthroscopic knee procedure. Meniscus damage regarded as the most prevalent knee problems. A ripped meniscus might be an issue of both sportsmen, and individuals do not maintain a dynamic lifestyle.

The meniscus is knee cartilage situated between bones so as to keep them safe from harm. Therefore, numerous individuals mention to meniscus injury basically as "torn cartilage in the knee." In each knee, there are 2 menisci: lateral meniscus and medial meniscus.

The symptoms of a torn meniscus are a pain, swelling, popping. Additionally, the lack of ability to appropriately move the knee is regarded as a symptom. For specialists searching for a torn meniscus, MRI is the best alternative among diagnostic techniques. 

Candidates for meniscus surgery are generally sportsmen who can’t let themselves a long meniscus tear recovery time without surgery and who would prefer not to endanger that not handled meniscus injury will result in restricting their physical skills. Consequently, they choose for meniscus operation via arthroscopic surgery.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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Gurbani Sandhu, United Kingdom
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I travelled all the way from US by myself to come here and get rhinoplasty done, my surgery was a week ago by Dr Hasan duygulu he is extremely professional and excellent at his job. My whole stay was made very easy and comforting by Kate, Sultan and Enes. I have been coordinating with Kate this whole time from the start till the end. She has been amazing throughout and ensuring. They all were there for me when i needed them and even after. It was a great decision for me and i m totally proud of myself that i was able to find the best and proceeded with it. I thank everyone part of luna clinic and the hospital for your kind and loving hospitality. I will recommend coming to Dr Hasan to everyone and anyone without any hesitation

Mariana Adam, United Kingdom
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I would highly recommend Flymedi and Abud

I would highly recommend Flymedi. My mom had a gastric balloon fitted at the Luna clinic and everything went smoothly. When I was looking for a clinic in Turkey I found Flymedi as medical tourism, I contacted them by email and they got back to me in a short time. I was assigned Abud as health coordinator and I don’t have enough words to thank him. He’s professional but on top of that he loves what he’s doing and he does really care. As I said before I don’t have enough words to thank Abud and Flymedi and I’m so happy I made the right decision by choosing them. If you want to have the bed experience choose Flymedi and you won’t regret it.

Maryam Zyad, Switzerland
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Rhinoplasty 12 days ago- Luna Clinic- Dr. Hasan Duygulu

I had my rhinoplasty done exactly 12 days ago with doctor Hasan Duygulu. Before flying to Istanbul, I was very scared of doing this somewhere far from home but , from the first day of our arrival I knew I chose the right clinic; we met Sultan at the gate of the hospital, she was extremely nice and accommodating and organised, she comforted and still comforting me with answering every question and concerns possible and was with me through the whole before, during and after process which I am still experiencing btw. At the day of the surgery we met doctor Hasan, he is very nice and professional, I told him what I wanted and he took pictures of my face and showed me what my nose could approximately look like after the surgery and addressed my concerns and questions which were a lot btw :) he came to visit me right after I woke up and the next morning as well. The hospital was very luxurious and the nurses were very nice and all our needs were met perfectly, everything was super organised and easy. Today I removed my cast and I am very happy with the results as early as it is with the swelling I am very satisfied and I cant wait to see the final results which seem to be very close to the pictures he showed me. Thank you Luna clinic and especially Sultan for making this life changing decisions the best decision I made. The whole experience was easy, trusted and comfortable thanks to you

Anne Leonard, Ireland
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I would definitely recommend booking through Flymedi.

If you are thinking about surgery in Turkey, I would definitely recommend booking through Flymedi. Abud was my contact and is there for you 24/7. He was quick to respond and did his very best to answer every question and keep me calm in what can be, a new and scary experience. I would highly recommend and you can be sure you are lucky if he is your contact. The hospital was very clean and staff were very professional and kind. The doctor did an amazing job and I am thrilled!!

Гундилова Валерия, Russian Federation
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Totally recommend

The whole process went really smooth from the beginning, it was really easy to communicate with them. I had my mommy makeover done in June, 2021 and the only thing I regretted is putting off my surgery for some years because I did not want to travel abroad, but in the end it was all worth it. The prices are much lower and I was happy with my surgeon (Prof. Omer), he is such a friendly person and an amazing surgeon as well. I love my results and I've never felt so confident in my body, even before the pregnancy. I can recommend Flymedi and my surgeon in particular.

Not Recommended For Meniscus Surgery

Each knee meniscus tear will not necessitate an arthroscopic knee surgery. Particularly individuals who are not keen on frequently doing sports drop out of arthroscopic surgery so as to refrain from potential difficulties and stress. Treatment of torn meniscus for them may involve rehabilitation and anti-inflammatory medications.

Number Of Trips Abroad

1

Discharge From Hospital

OUTPATİENT

Duration Of Operation

Around 30 minutes

Preparation

Meniscus tear treatment via methods of arthroscopic knee operation does not involve an intricate preparation period. Usually, it is sufficient to talk about your medical history, medications you take and comply with the recommendations given by specialists in your center. Along these lines, a meniscus fix may start.

How It Is Performed

Meniscus operation may take several forms. Specialists may choose to stitch the ripped meniscus basically. Another choice is partial meniscectomy, a meniscus operation concentrating on cropping the meniscus tear site. Occasionally specialists may select total meniscectomy as a remedy for a torn cartilage in the knee. Furthermore, for certain patients, a microfracture operation may show successful outcomes. Throughout microfracture operation for meniscus tear, a number of small holes are made in the patient’s bone so as to induce cartilage development. 

Regardless of the kind of treatment for meniscus tear, it is executed as an arthroscopic knee operation. Arthroscopic operation is a kind of knee procedure throughout which rather than one big cut, a couple of little cuts is done. Over them, an arthroscope (medical apparatus supplied with the camera) and medical instruments are put and utilized in meniscus fix.

Recovery

The recovery period of meniscus surgery lasts 4 to 6 weeks. There are a couple of stages. For the initial 2 weeks, it is recommended to restrict movements to the compulsory minimum. Afterward, patients may begin the meniscus surgery rehabilitation (meniscus surgery rehab). In any case, exhausting activities are not suggested. Lastly, about 4th, at times 6th week, the recovery period of meniscus tear ought to be done.

Scars After Surgery

Arthroscopic knee surgery for meniscus tear results in a couple of little meniscus surgery scars which should diminish gradually due to their size.

Risks

Arthroscopic knee operation for meniscus tear, although generallysafe and highly effective, may occasionally cause complications. Risks of meniscus fix areinfections, the formation of blood clots, and damage to nerves in the knee. 

Side Effects

Knee pain might not diminish right away, and occasionally even a second arthroscopic operation may necessitate so as to heal the meniscus injury completely.

Success Rates

Torn meniscus treatment by methods of meniscus surgery has demonstrated to be an effective one, with success rates at 85%. 15%missing are generally situations where torn cartilage in knee necessitates a second surgery.

Faq

What Is Meniscus Surgery?  Meniscus surgery is an arthroscopic surgery for a knee meniscus tear. A meniscus injury is quite popular among sportsmen and ordinarypeople. 

What is the Meniscus Tear Recovery Time? 
Recovery time of meniscustear is expected to be around 4 to 6 weeks in total, from which is spent on meniscus surgery rehabilitation. 

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 is not too long, and lots ofpeople prefertorn meniscus treatment not involving an operation.

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This content is written and reviewed by our medical content team in August, 2019.