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        Meniscus Repair Surgery at Affordable Cost, Meniscus Repair Surgery Mumbai India

       By Pankaj Nagpal
       Dated: Jun 07, 2010

       There are two menisci in your knee; each rests between the thigh bone (femur) and shin bone (tibia). The
       menisci are made of tough cartilage and conform to the surfaces of the bones upon which they rest. One
       meniscus is on the inside of your knee.

       Meniscus repair In India

        Overview


        Meniscus Tear

        There are two menisci in your knee; each rests between the thigh bone (femur) and shin bone (tibia). The
       menisci are made of tough cartilage and conform to the surfaces of the bones upon which they rest. One
       meniscus is on the inside of your knee; this is the medial meniscus. The other meniscus rests on the outside
       of your knee, the lateral meniscus.


        Why perform a meniscus repair?

        Meniscus Repair Surgery Mumbai, Meniscus Repair Injury, Meniscus Repair DegenerativeIn some
       situations, your surgeon may offer a meniscus repair as a possible surgery for damaged or torn cartilage.
       Years ago, if a patient had torn cartilage, and surgery was necessary, the entire meniscus was removed.
       These patients actually did quite well after the surgery. The problem was that over time, the cartilage on the
       ends of the bone was worn away more quickly. This is thought to be due to the loss of the cushioning effect
       and the diminished stability of the joint that is seen after a meniscus is removed.


        When arthroscopic surgery became more popular, more surgeons performed partial menisectomies. A
       partial meniscectomy is performed to remove only the torn segment of the meniscus. This works very well
       over the short and long term if the meniscus tear is relatively small. But for some large meniscus tears, a
       sufficient portion of the meniscus is removed such that problems can again creep up down the road.


        Who needs meniscus repair surgery?

        Tears of the meniscus that cause so-called "mechanical symptoms" tend to respond best to surgical
       treatment. A mechanical symptom is caused by the meniscus physically impeding the normal movement of
       the knee.


        Common "mechanical symptoms" include:

           * Locking of the knee (unable to bend)

           * Inability to fully straighten the knee


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   * A popping or clicking sound or sensation


In the operating room, the surgeon has two primary options, either remove the torn meniscus (a partial
meniscectomy) or perform a meniscus repair to place the edges together with sutures or tacks.


Is A Meniscus Repair Better?

 The meniscus is a circular piece of cartilage with its blood supply coming from the outer rim. In order for
the meniscus repair to heal, the tear must be near this outer edge in an area of good blood supply (nutrients
from the blood vessels are necessary for healing)--this is the so-called red (vascular)-white (non-vascular)
region of the meniscus.


 Tears in the central portion of the meniscus will not heal even if a meniscus repair is performed. These
central tears will be removed by your surgeon. However, studies seem to show that if a meniscus repair is
possible, the long-term outcome is better for the patient because of a decreased the risk of arthritis later in
life.


What treatment options do I have?

 Some people with meniscus tears will respond to non surgical treatment, including rest, medications, and
physical therapy. Most meniscus tears do not heal, but the symptoms from the tear can quiet down or
resolve. In some cases, a cortisone injection can also be helpful to resolve the pain and swelling. Whether
or not you are a good candidate for conservative treatment will depend on the type of tear, age of the tear,
and your activity level. If your symptoms do not resolve, then you may require surgical treatment.


How is the surgery for the meniscus performed?

 Meniscal surgery is performed by arthroscopy. The arthroscope is a small fiber optic instrument that is
placed into the knee joint through a small incision. The camera is then viewed on a TV monitor, and
pictures can be taken. The arthroscope allows a complete evaluation of knee joint, including the kneecap
(patella), the cartilage surfaces, the meniscus, the ligaments (ACL & PCL), and the joint lining. Small
instruments ranging from 3-5 millimeters in size are inserted through an additional incision and injury can
be diagnosed, and damaged tissue can be repaired or removed. Before the development of arthroscopy,
large incisions had to be made over the knee joint to treat or diagnose injuries. Today’s arthroscopic
techniques allow more complete evaluations of the knee joint while accelerating the rehabilitation process.


What is the difference between partial meniscectomy and meniscal repair?

 Depending on the type of tear, the piece of meniscus that is torn may be removed from the knee (partial
meniscectomy) or repaired (sewn back in place). Whether or not a tear is repaired depends on the likelihood
of the tear healing. If a tear occurs in the outer one-third of the meniscus (peripheral tear), there is usually
adequate blood supply for the tear to heal and it is fixed. However, tears in the inner two-thirds of the
meniscus (where most tears occur) have no blood supply, and will not heal with repair. Therefore, the torn


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piece needs to be removed. Every effort is made to try and repair a tear that may heal.


 If the tear is repaired, it may require a small incision on the inside or outside of the knee to tie down the
stitches and protect the nerves and arteries for the repair. Many times the meniscus can be repaired all
arthroscopically without any additional incisions.




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