Dr. Manish Bansal

Orthopaedic, Arthroscopy & Sports Injury Surgeon

Meniscus Surgery

Meniscus Surgery

Meniscus surgery, performed arthroscopically, is a minimally invasive procedure used to either repair or remove a torn meniscus. The meniscus, a pliable cartilage cushion within the knee, serves as a shock absorber and safeguards against wear and tear by distributing joint loads evenly. However, meniscal tears are common and can result from minor or major twisting injuries, often accompanied by symptoms such as locking, clicking, and catching due to torn fragments.

In certain cases, particularly among young individuals and depending on the extent of the injury, meniscal tears can naturally heal. However, this outcome is not assured for all meniscal tears. In situations where repair is feasible, arthroscopic surgery is employed to apply stitches, preserving the meniscal cushion for long-term joint health. The specific type and pattern of the meniscal tear are carefully considered during this procedure.

Conversely, when tears are irreparable, arthroscopic removal of loose flap fragments is necessary. This surgical intervention helps prevent further damage and ensures the knee functions smoothly and painlessly.