Will I get arthritis after complete meniscus removal?

Possibly. We no longer remove the entire meniscus because our studies show a high rate of arthritis resulting from loss of the entire meniscus, but it is not a definite thing. The meniscus spreads the load of the knee across a large part of the cartilage, so that a single point does not take up the entire weight. Without a meniscus, these forces concentrate and promote wear and tear.