A total meniscectomy is the surgical removal of the whole of a meniscus - the shock absorber of the knee.


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.



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Annual trends in arthroscopic meniscus surgery: Analysis of a national database in Japan. Kawata M, Sasabuchi Y, Taketomi S, Inui H, Matsui H, Fushimi K, Chikuda H, Yasunaga H and Tanaka S. PLoS One. 2018; 13(4): e0194854.

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