Meniscus Repair

What is meniscus repair?

There are two menisci in each knee; these are pads of cartilage that acts like a shock absorber. Knee arthroscopy is the most common approach to treat meniscus tears, which can reduce pain, improve stability and increase mobility.

Is it covered by insurance?

If deemed medically necessary, meniscus repair surgery is covered by insurance.

Knee replacement surgery | Meniscus repair - California

How quickly can I get back to my regular routine after surgery?

Full recovery from this surgery can take between 6 weeks and 3 months. You may need to use crutches to take the stress off the knee as it heals.

Are there any side effects to meniscus repair surgery?

All surgeries carry risks, but the arthroscopic nature of meniscus repair carries less risks than open surgery. Side effects are rare and can include injury to the nerves and blood vessels in the knee, joint stiffness, infection and blood clots.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact West Coast Orthopedics today.

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