'Ectomy' means 'to cut out'. 'Meniscectomy' means to cut out the meniscus.

An arthroscopic meniscectomy is a surgical procedure to cut out part or all of the knee meniscus via keyhole surgery.


The reasons why doctors nowadays try to preserve the meniscus.

Structural and functional consequences of meniscectomy

Although a patient may feel relief after a meniscectomy, there is invariably an effect on the joint which in the longer term may lead to joint surface damage and structural changes.


Removal of the torn meniscus fragment.

An 'interpretation' of a 2008 paper looking at whether the use of a collagen meniscus is valuable after meniscus injury. The conclusion was there there was some likely benefit in patients who had had a previous meniscectomy but not in patients who had just torn their meniscus.