Meniscus Repair Surgery is a common operation to remove or repair a torn meniscus (a piece of cartilage in the knee). During surgery, an orthopaedic surgeon will make a few small incisions. Meniscal surgery usually takes about an hour. Recovery and rehabilitation take a few weeks. This procedure can reduce pain, improve mobility, knee joint stability and get you back to normal daily activities.

Do you need meniscal repair surgery?

Many people with a torn meniscus choose surgery because the injured cartilage can make the knee unstable, cause knee pain and swelling or cause the knee to lock up.

Some people need surgery for a torn meniscus, some don’t. Depending on below, your orthopaedic surgeon may decide whether to have a meniscus surgery:

  • Type, size and location of the meniscal tear.
  • Your age.
  • Your physical activity level and lifestyle.
  • Old injuries, such as ACL tear injury.
  • Signs and symptoms, such as pain, swelling, locking, buckling, etc.

Being able to return to competitive sports, and return to a high standard of mobility and daily life is key to the outcome of a successful meniscus surgery. Whenever possible meniscus surgery will be avoided.

A personalised approach will be executed with each patient. Non-Surgical treatment options would be explored first. If the underlying condition does not respond well, then the appropriate surgical option, such as minimally invasive arthroscopic meniscal repair surgery or arthroscopic meniscus debridement, depending on the severity of the condition of the meniscus, will be recommended.

Dr. Miano’s evidence based approach and excellent patient outcomes of this procedure, gave him a reputation as one of the best orthopaedic meniscus surgeons in Nairobi and Kenya as whole.

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