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Meniscal Surgery

Meniscal Surgery

Meniscus is the C-shaped two pieces of cartilage located between thighbone and shin bone that act as shock absorbers and cushion the joints. Meniscus distributes the body weight uniformly across the joint and avoids the pressure on any one part of the joint and development of arthritis. Being the weight bearing part, meniscus is prone to wear and tear and meniscal tear is one of the common knee injuries. Meniscal tear may be developed by people of all ages and is more common in individuals who play contact sports.

Meniscal tear may cause severe pain, stiffness and swelling, catching or locking of the knee, and may limit the movement. Surgery is recommended in severe cases and when conservative treatments fail to relieve the pain.

Surgical treatment

Meniscal Surgery

If your meniscal tear causes pain and mechanical symptoms such as clicking, locking or catching, you may require arthroscopic knee surgery. This is performed as a day surgery “key-hole” procedure (see knee arthroscopy). In most circumstances only the damaged portion of the meniscus is excised.

In some circumstances depending on the configuration of the meniscus tear, the tear can be repaired. Your surgeon will discuss this option with you prior to surgery.

Kogarah

Kogarah

Suite 8
19 Kensington Street
Kogarah NSW 2217

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Miranda

Miranda

Level 2
Suite 17
42-44 Urunga Parade
Miranda NSW 2228

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Edgecliff

Edgecliff

Suite 211
Edgecliff Centre
203-233 New South Head Road
Edgecliff NSW 2027

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  • Australian Orthopaedic Association
  • Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • The Harvard Medical School Advise
  • International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Hospital for Special Surgery Alumni Association
  • Australian Knee Society
  • International Cartilage Repair Society