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Meniscus Tear Repair Surgery in Dubai at CMC

The menisci are crescent-shaped patches of fibrocartilage that are crucial for the knee joint’s proper function and health. They help with weight bearing and shock absorption, and there are two in each knee between the femur and tibia bones.

Damage or degeneration of to the menisci in the knee leads to a torn meniscus. Torn menisci can also occur with aging as a result of natural deterioration. This condition is frequently encountered as a result of overuse, especially in athletes. However, a meniscus tear repair procedure can restore normal function of the knee.

Benefits of Meniscus Tear Repair

  • Restores you to your sport or other activity
  • Reduces or entirely eliminates pain
  • Enhances mobility
  • Strengthen the knee
  • Slows or stops the progression of arthritis

The Need for Meniscus Tear Repair Surgery

Meniscus tear repair surgery becomes necessary if conservative treatment options fail, or if the tear is particularly severe.

The first course of treatment for a torn meniscus isn’t always surgery. Your doctor might advise the “RICE” procedure as their initial course of action if you’re experiencing potential symptoms of a torn meniscus:

  • Rest
  • Ice
  • Compression
  • Elevation

Ideal Candidate for Meniscus Tear Repair

  • Age: Surgery may be important in preventing knee deterioration for adolescents and young adults.
  • The size of the tear
  • The length of the tear: Doctors will recommend surgery for tears over 1cm since they cannot heal by themselves.
  • Whether the tear results in symptoms that affect your day-to-day activities
  • Whether you have any further knee issues

Preparation for the Procedure

  • Prior to the procedure, the doctor might recommend some tests such as blood tests, electrocardiogram (EKG), and chest X-ray to help determine if you are healthy enough for surgery.
  • A member of the anesthesia team will decide what type of anesthesia you should receive.
  • The doctor will give you a prescription for medications to manage pain after surgery.
  • The doctor shall also advise you on how to prepare for surgery. For instance, you may need to stop taking certain medications and not drink for several hours before the procedure.

What to Expect During the Procedure

The most frequently used procedure for meniscus tear repair is knee arthroscopy which normally takes less than an hour.

During the procedure, the surgeon makes a small incision in the knee joint so he/she can place a small camera (arthroscope) inside to guide him/her as they perform the surgery. The arthroscopic part of the treatment is regarded as minimally invasive.

Next, the surgeon will remove a portion of the meniscus via a procedure known as a partial meniscectomy which involves trimming away the damaged portion only.

If the doctor recommends a meniscus repair, they will suture the remaining pieces of your meniscus together. The meniscus will eventually heal in one piece over a few weeks.

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