A Meniscectomy is a surgical procedure that is typically performed when you have a torn meniscus, which is a common knee injury. The surgery aims to remove fragments of the meniscus that stick out into the joint and interfere with joint movement causing your knee to lock.
Minor tears often heal on their own without surgery, but more severe damages require surgical repair.
Surgeons who perform meniscectomies will make surgical decisions based on the meniscus’s ability to heal as well as your age, health, and activity level.
Meniscectomies are quite safe, but there are two major risks to be aware of; infection and deep venous thrombosis.
Time periods vary, but the surgery is generally followed by a period of rest, walking, and selected exercises. Most people can even bear weight a day or two after surgery and can return to full activity within 2 to 4 weeks.
The long-term success rates for meniscectomies vary from 84 to 94 per cent. The cost of this procedure starts from USD 1,858 in India.