What is Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair?
Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair is an operation to repair torn cartilage of the knee. The torn meniscus is repaired by a variety of minimally invasive techniques. The sudden twisting or other movements that may arise from sports and related injuries is caused by a meniscus tear. Meniscal tears can also be caused by degenerative conditions like osteoarthritis.
What are the symptoms of Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair?
Torn knee cartilage usually causes knee joint pain in the tear region and swelling.With pivoting movements, squatting these symptoms get worse.If a sufficiently large piece is lodged between the sides of the plate, the knee may ‘lock’ and become unable to bend or extend completely.
- Swelling and stiffness
- Catching/locking of the knee
- The patient cannot move his/her knee in its entire range of motion
Evaluations for Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
Treatment for Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
Meniscus tear treatment will depend on the size, type and location of cartilage. The doctor will probably have an MRI done, and he may have an arthroscopy which is a thin tool that has camera and light at the end. It allows doctors to see inside the joints. If the arthroscopy allows the surgeon to see the tear, he or she can determine whether the tear can be repaired or whether the meniscus should be removed. The surgeon makes the incision and uses surgical instruments to repair meniscus during arthroscopic surgery. It involves suturing back in place the torn edges and allowing the meniscus to heal on its own.
A partial meniscectomy is necessary in most cases when part of the meniscus is removed and the healthy tissue remains intact. In most cases, repair is better than removing the meniscus when the meniscus is in good condition despite tear. Using arthroscopic surgery, tears on the outer edges of the meniscus, called a peripheral meniscus-capsular tear, can be repaired leaving the meniscus to cure.
Cost of investigations would generally range between USD 400 and USD 600
Cost of Surgery would generally be as below:
|Economy Ward||USD 2600|
|Twin Sharing Room||USD 3200|
|Private room||USD 3800|