Meniscus Tears


The meniscus is the structure responsible for increasing sliminess and load transmission area in the knee joint. They contribute to the integrity of the knee. It has shock-absorbing effect due to its sensitive collagen sequence content. At the later ages, the amount of water and collagen structure in its content changes and become more susceptible to tearing and abrasion. Meniscus tears are lesions occur, usually in young, active and sports people, after trauma, and in the middle age group due to overuse. Depending on the severity of injury, problems may also occur in the ligaments and cartilages in the knee. It usually becomes with swelling, recurrent stiffness and pain in the knee.
Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair

In young active patients, repair of new and smooth-edged tears is important to solve long-term arthritis problems. However, depending on the severity of the injury, repair may not be possible. In this case, it may be necessary to remove the damaged tissue. Treatment of the accompanying ligament and cartilage injuries can be performed at the same time. After arthroscopic meniscus repair operation, physical therapy and use of crutches may be required for several weeks.
Arthroscopic Meniscectomy

Meniscus tears can happen by overuse and aging. This type of tears is more complex and in addition to surgical treatment, patient training is required for the correct use of the knee. In this age group, rehabilitation of surrounding muscles is very effective in reducing the pain. If there is no other accompanying problems, after the meniscus surgery the patient can begin walking and loading of the knee right after the surgery.