Knee

Arthroscopic Partial Menisectomy

Meniscus is the cartilage “shock absorber” that lies between the femur (thigh bone) and the tibia (shin bone.) There are two menisci in your knee. This cartilage can be damaged in various ways, from an acute injury to degeneration over time.

Arthroscopic surgery is used to address tears in both the medial and lateral meniscus. Two small incisions are made in the front of your knee. A camera is entered through one of the incisions to visualize all of the structures in your knee. Through the other incision, surgical instruments are placed to work on the tear. Most meniscus tears are not repairable, therefore, an arthroscopic shaver is used to clean up the tissue to a stable, healthy base. As much meniscus as possible is preserved to maintain a good cushion in your knee joint.

Following surgery, most patients experience pain relief within the first few hours to days. There is no need for a brace or crutches.

Arthroscopic Meniscal Repair

Meniscus is the cartilage “shock absorber” that lies between the femur (thigh bone) and the tibia (shin bone.) There are two menisci in your knee. This cartilage can be damaged in various ways, from an acute injury to degeneration over time.

Arthroscopic surgery is used to address tears in both the medial and lateral meniscus. Two small incisions are made in the front of your knee. A camera is entered through one of the incisions to visualize all of the structures in your knee. Through the other incision, surgical instruments are placed to work on the tear.

In the case of an actual repair of the meniscus, small sutures are placed into the meniscal tissue to bring the torn edges together.

Following surgery you will be placed into a long-leg knee immobilizer, which will keep your knee in extension. Depending on the actual type of tear that you had repaired, you may not be allowed to bear weight on the leg for six to eight weeks. You will have a machine at your house following surgery that will help bend your knee to aid in the healing proccess.

Lake Success Facility

2800 Marcus Avenue
Suite 102
Lake Success, NY

516-622-6040

516-622-6091

Ambulatory Surgery Center

2800 Marcus Avenue
First Floor
Lake Success, NY

516-622-7400

Surgery is performed on Mondays and Thursdays