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Meniscus repair/meniscectomy: A Closer Look

In a knee arthroscopy, your surgeon will typically make 2-3 small incisions (poke holes) around the knee. He or she then inserts a small camera and miniature instruments through the incisions. This allows your doctor to assess the structures in the knee.


If you have had a meniscus repair, you will have specific instructions given to you by your surgeon. For example, you may be limited to the amount of weight you can place on your leg or you may be limited to the amount you are able to bend your knee. It is very important to discuss these instructions with your surgeon or his nurse regarding these instructions.