A meniscus tear can occur as an acute injury or through degeneration. Patients usually experience pain with weight-bearing, squatting, and twisting. The decision to repair a torn meniscus is based on several factors including patient age and location of the tear. Meniscus repair is performed as a minimally invasive surgery using knee arthroscopy. The meniscus is sutured with specialized, small instruments through 2 small stab incisions in the knee. Recovery is longer as weight-bearing and activity restrictions are placed on the patient to allow the meniscus to heal. Dr. Bushnell has advanced training in arthroscopic treatment of knee injuries.
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Meniscus Repair (WebMD)
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