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Arthroscopic Partial Meniscectomy

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During a Partial Meniscectomy, your surgeon will remove as little of the meniscus as possible whereas in a Total Meniscectomy, the entire meniscus is removed. Your surgeon will insert an arthroscope near the meniscus, and any unstable meniscus fragments are removed. The remaining meniscus edges are smoothed so there are no frayed ends.

 

What It Treats

A Meniscectomy is done to repair a torn meniscus. The goal of the surgery is to remove fragments of the meniscus that stick out to the joint, which interfere with joint movement.

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