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What is invovled with full meniscectomy?
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Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Rarely done now
The function of the meniscus was poorly understood and prior to arthroscopy, treatment options were limited.
Rarely is the entire meniscus removed. Typically, only the torn portion of the meniscus is removed arthroscopically. With very large tears involving the more vascular edges of the meniscus, arthroscopic repair may be attempted. Complete removal of the meniscus will lead to arthritis.

In brief: Rarely done now
The function of the meniscus was poorly understood and prior to arthroscopy, treatment options were limited.
Rarely is the entire meniscus removed. Typically, only the torn portion of the meniscus is removed arthroscopically. With very large tears involving the more vascular edges of the meniscus, arthroscopic repair may be attempted. Complete removal of the meniscus will lead to arthritis.
Dr. Robert Coats II
Dr. Robert Coats II
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