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I have a torn lateral meniscus.Which is better a meniscectomy or meniscus repair?

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Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Repair is better

Although not always possible, meniscal repair is better. The meniscus is needed to protect the articular cartilage of the knee.
Meniscal repair is only possible when the tear involves the vascular portion of the meniscus. Small tears or those in the non-vascular portion of the meniscus, are not amenable to repair.

In brief: Repair is better

Although not always possible, meniscal repair is better. The meniscus is needed to protect the articular cartilage of the knee.
Meniscal repair is only possible when the tear involves the vascular portion of the meniscus. Small tears or those in the non-vascular portion of the meniscus, are not amenable to repair.
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