Arthroscopic Meniscal Surgery
- Keyhole surgery to treat meniscal tear by repair or resection
- Aim is to preserve (repair) as much meniscus as possible utilising latest techniques and technology
- There are many tear configurations of which only 15-20% are repairable ( where meniscus is sewn back together)
- If repaired then a removable brace is required preventing flexion beyond 90 degrees is required for 6 weeks
- If not repairable then careful resection of tear only is required
- Special training and techniques required
- Must do a rehabilation program after surgery where one must expect a 3-4 month recovery
- Purpose of surgery is to return to activity / reduce requirement for knee replacement
Frequently Asked Questions – Knee Meniscus surgery
When should I start physiotherapy?
Before your outpatient appointment at 2 weeks post op
How long should I have physiotherapy for?
When can I drive?
2 weeks post op
Is pain expected?
Mild to moderate for 1-2 weeks
How long will I be off work for?
Will I be able to walk normally?
After 2 weeks
How long do I need to wear stockings for?
How long do I need to keep my dressing on for?
Can I go home by myself?
When can I start exercising?
2 weeks post procedure and with the advice from your Physiotherapist Impact activity after 6 weeks
When can I fly?
After 6 weeks