A partial meniscectomy is the removal of a part of a meniscus.

partial meniscectomy
A partial meniscectomy may leave the outer rim intact.

The all-important outer rim

The outer rim is the most important part when it comes to absorbing and defecting the vertical forces going through the knee. If the damaged part has to be removed, the surgeon will try to at least retain the outer rim.

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