A tear in the meniscus is a common knee injury. An arthroscopic partial meniscectomy can be an ideal approach to correct this type of complication to enhance your wellness.
Angelo Mattalino, MD is led by Dr. Mattalino who is a renowned orthopedic surgeon who strives to improve the wellness of all of his patients. Dr. Mattalino and his expert medical staff welcome patients from all areas. Contact us today to schedule your consultation appointment and find out how we can restore a healthier and improved quality of living!
What is an arthroscopic partial Meniscectomy?
An arthroscopic partial meniscectomy is the extraction of part of a torn meniscus. This surgical approach can be beneficial to restoring normalcy to the knee depending on the pattern, size, and location of the tear.
How is the arthroscopic partial meniscectomy performed?
Through the leading-edge technology of an arthroscope, a thin tube with a small camera on the end, our orthopedic experts can see a bigger picture of the inside of the knee. The arthroscope is inserted through a tiny incision in the knee. This tool is the key to helping to identify where in the cartilage need be removed. Once the inside of the knee is revealed and the source of the problem has been located, surgical instruments will be inserted to extract the parts of the meniscus that are damaged. anesthesia will be applied prior to the start of the treatment to ensure patient comfort.
Why is an arthroscopic partial meniscectomy performed?
If a torn meniscus is causing you discomfort or swelling in the knee, it is likely that part of the meniscus should be removed. If you are experiencing abnormal pain or swelling in one or both of your knees, consult with our orthopedic experts in order to determine if arthroscopic partial meniscectomy may be right for you.
What is the recovery period like after an arthroscopic partial meniscectomy?
When you will be able to return to your normal schedule will ultimately depend upon the extent of the surgery that was performed. Since every patient undergoes a various extent of surgery, each patient will have a different recovery period length apart from one another.
If the wellness of your knees are affected and are causing you pain, contact us today to schedule your consultation appointment. Our orthopedic experts can help you figure out if an arthroscopic partial meniscectomy may be the right procedure for you.