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what is a partial meniscectomy?

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Dr. Robert Coats II
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Removal of cartilage: When people tear cartilage in the knee joint, it's usually a meniscus teat. This semi-circular cartilage rings the periphery of the knee joint and helps cushion impact . The meniscus is avascular, except at the edges furthest away from the joint. The meniscus often tears in this low blood supply area and in not repairable. The torn part is excised arthroscopically, leaving the remainder intact.
Answered on Aug 17, 2017
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Dr. Kenneth Tepper
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2-8 weeks: Depending on your age, condition of your knee, recovery can be very quick, but certainly within 8 weeks at most, you should be close to full recovery.
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Fairly quickly: A well performed arthroscopy with partial medial meniscectomy does not damage anything and merely removes a painful mechanical tear. As soon as the kn ... Read More
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Not right: Some thing must be wrong, ask your surgeon if there is some things else he found in the joint at the time of the procedure.
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Dr. John Cheng
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Knee pain: You should have this discussion with your surgeon. If he does not give you a satisfactory answer and solution, it is okay to get a second opinion.

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