Meniscus Tear Surgery

 

What is Meniscus Tear Surgery?

Meniscus Tear Surgery

 

What is Meniscus?

Meniscus are crescent-shaped cartilage-like structures between the bones that form the knee joint. They are found in two parts: inner and outer meniscus. While they ensure that the weight on the joint is carried and the load is transmitted from the thigh to the leg, they also prevent excessive load from damaging the joint cartilages.

What is a Meniscus Tear?

 

What is a Meniscus Tear?

The most common cause of meniscus tears is injuries during sports. Strenuous movements of the knee in daily life, occupational deformation and joint damage that develops in later ages can also be counted among the causes of meniscus tears.

How Meniscus Tears Occur

 

Meniscus Tear Symptoms

Complaints vary depending on the location of the meniscus tear and the type of tear. The most common complaints include pain, swelling, limitation of movement, joint narrowing and locking symptoms.

 

In Whom Is Meniscus Tear Common?

Although the most common cause of meniscus tears is sports injuries, they are generally seen in the young population, but meniscus tears can also be seen in older age groups due to damage to the knee content.

 

Meniscus Tear Surgery

Except for some very rare and small meniscus tears that are not full thickness; Meniscus tissue does not have the ability to heal itself. Treatment of meniscus tears; It varies depending on the type and degree of tear.

In stage 3 and 4 advanced meniscus tears that cause complaints of severe pain, sticking and locking in the knee, treatment is performed with closed arthroscopy surgeries.

Meniscus Tear Surgery

 

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Non-Surgical Treatment of Meniscus Tear

In small tears that do not reach the joint surface, which we describe as stage 1 and 2; Exercise, physical therapy, medication and injection treatments are applied.

 

What is the Process After Meniscus Tear Surgery?

After meniscus surgery (knee arthroscopy), patients can start walking one day later. Knee arthroscopy surgery is an operation that requires an average of 1 night of hospitalization. After surgery, patients are subjected to a strict exercise and rehabilitation program.

 

Rehabilitation After Meniscus Tear Surgery

After an appropriate surgical treatment and rehabilitation program, they gain a painless and functional knee joint in approximately 1 month. After the completion of the rehabilitation period, patients; He can perform all knee movements with his operated knees and can return to his old daily life and sports performances 100 percent.

 

What Happens If a Meniscus Tear Is Not Treated?

Meniscus are important anatomical structures that play a role in transferring the load to the knee and absorbing shock, thus protecting the knee joint. After diagnosis, they need to be treated appropriately by specialist physicians.

 

What is Knee Osteoarthritis (Gonarthrosis)?

In undiagnosed, untreated or neglected meniscus tears; A rapid wear and tear of the knee cartilages is observed, followed by knee arthritis (gonarthrosis).

 

How is meniscus tear surgery performed?

Meniscus tear surgery is performed with a closed method called arthroscopy. It is not open surgery. The joint is entered through two closed holes and the joint is visualized and meniscus treatment is performed.

 

Is there pain after meniscus tear surgery?

There may be surgical area pain in the first week after meniscus surgery. It is possible to reduce pain with medication and exercises. It is expected that patients' pain will almost completely disappear in the first month after the operation.

 

What is the recovery process like after meniscus tear surgery?

After the torn meniscus area is stitched, healing takes approximately 6 weeks, and if the torn area is removed, healing occurs in approximately 3 weeks. Duration may vary depending on the rehabilitation process and the patient.

 

What are the complaints of those who had meniscus tear surgery?

Meniscus tears; It causes mechanical complaints such as pain and locking. It seems that the complaints end after the tear is treated with arthroscopy. It is an operation with high patient satisfaction.

 

Recovery time after meniscus tear surgery?

After the torn meniscus area is stitched, healing takes approximately 6 weeks, and if the torn area is removed, healing occurs in approximately 3 weeks. Duration may vary depending on the rehabilitation process and the patient.

 

How many days does it take to recover from closed meniscus surgery?

After the torn meniscus area is stitched, healing takes approximately 6 weeks, and if the torn area is removed, healing occurs in approximately 3 weeks. Duration may vary depending on the rehabilitation process and the patient.

 

Is meniscus tear surgery risky?

Although it has some surgical risks, as in every surgery, it is generally a safe operation with a low complication rate.

 

Is there a risk of death in meniscus surgery?

There is no orthopedic risk of death in meniscus surgery.

 

What is 3rd degree meniscus tear surgery?

Surgery is necessary for advanced meniscus tears. The general principle in meniscus operations is to preserve the meniscus tissue as much as possible and repair it with stitches.

 

How is the price of meniscus tear surgery determined?

The price varies depending on the patient's age, type of tear, and the type and number of meniscus stitches to be used.

 

Is there anyone who had meniscus surgery and regretted it?

Meniscus tears are visible, concrete problems. When this mechanical problem is corrected with an appropriate repair, it is a successful operation with a very high satisfaction rate. For this reason, it has been used successfully in orthopedic practice for years.

 

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