Feeling pain in the knee joint that is restricting your mobility while walking and doing other daily activities? It can be an indication of a meniscus tear. Get in touch with our expert orthopedic doctors for effective and advanced meniscus tear treatment in Delhi.
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What is a meniscus tear?
Meniscus is a ligament present between the knee joint that helps in maintaining knee mobility. When the meniscus gets torn because of any reason, the movement of the knee becomes restricted and results in pain while walking and bending knees. Typically, a meniscus tear occurs due to sports injury, awkward or sudden falls, osteoarthritis, etc.
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Types of Meniscus Surgery
Meniscus Repair Surgery
Causes of a meniscus tear
Accidental or Awkward falls
Sports related Injury
Indications of a torn meniscus
Popping sound while moving the knee
Knee joint stuck up
Pain, when walking and climbing stairs
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Meniscus Tear Treatment
Diagnosis of a torn Meniscus
An orthopedic doctor will conduct a physical examination. The examination is done to assess the severity of the condition. During the physical examination, the doctor checks the tenderness by putting slight pressure with a finger around the affected area. The doctor may also recommend a few diagnostic tests to get clear images of the damaged tissues and bone around the knee joint. The following are some imaging tests that can be advised-
Meniscus Repair Surgery
Meniscus repair surgery is also known as Meniscectomy. The first step of the surgery takes place when an anesthetist administers anesthesia to make the area numb and in order to prepare it for surgery. Once the surgical site gets numb, an orthopedic surgeon will make a few tiny incisions to proceed with the determined meniscus repair surgery. The surgeon uses surgical instruments and puts them through the incisions to sew the meniscus tear or to remove the partially damaged meniscus from the affected knee joint. Once the surgery is completed, the surgical site is secured with a bandage to avoid any post-surgical complications.
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A dedicated Care Coordinator assists you throughout the surgery journey from insurance paperwork, to free commute from home to hospital & back and admission-discharge process at the hospital.
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Our surgeons spend a lot of time with you to diagnose your condition. You are assisted in all pre-surgery medical diagnostics. We offer advanced laser and laparoscopic surgical treatment. Our procedures are USFDA approved.
Post Surgery Care
We offer free follow-up consultations and instructions including dietary tips as well as exercises to every patient to ensure they have a smooth recovery to their daily routines.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I get the best meniscus repair treatment in Delhi?
Pristyn Care provides advanced and modern meniscus repair treatment in Delhi. The orthopedic surgeon at Pristyn Care performs the minimally invasive meniscectomy in order to restore the mobility and normal function of the affected knee joint.
What is the meniscus repair treatment cost in Delhi?
The meniscus repair surgery cost in Delhi may range from Rs. 60,000 to Rs. 80,000. This is an average cost that may differ from the final cost of the meniscus repair treatment in Delhi based on various factors such as hospital charges, consultation of the orthopedic surgeon, and type of meniscus surgery performed to repair the tear, etc.
Does meniscus repair treatment get covered under insurance in Delhi?
Yes. Meniscus repair treatment gets covered under insurance in Delhi. However, the coverage of the insurance may vary from one patient to another depending on the factors such as medical insurance policy, type of health insurance company, etc.
When should you consult an orthopedic doctor for meniscus repair treatment?
If you are experiencing any of the following signs and symptoms, consult an orthopedic surgeon for a thorough diagnosis. Such factors can indicate meniscus tear in the knee joint-
Feeling pain while walking and moving your knee
Not able to keep the knee joint straight
Swelling around the knee joint
Stiffness in the knee joint
What can I do at home to recover faster after meniscus tear surgery?
The following are a few tips that can help you recover faster post meniscus tear surgery-
Ice your knee joint to reduce swelling and pain sensation.
Wear a compression knee sleeve to control swelling.
Take prescribed medication on time.
Avoid running or jumping unless recovered successfully.
Try physiotherapy to strengthen the affected area.
How long do I have to stay in the hospital after meniscus tear surgery?
It is an outpatient procedure. The meniscus repair surgery is performed with a minimally invasive technique. The surgery is also called meniscectomy, which typically takes 35-45 minutes depending on the severity of the meniscus tear. Once the surgery is performed, the patient is kept under observation for a few hours and discharged on the same day of the surgery.
How can you treat a torn meniscus at home?
The following are a few home remedies that may help you reduce discomfort and pain caused due to meniscus tear (mild to moderate)-
Rest the knee: Don’t put too much weight on the knee, especially if it’s painful. Use crutches when you have to move. Wear a brace on the joint whenever possible to reduce the pressure on the joint.
Ice the knee: Ice your knee for at least 20 to 30 minutes every 3 to 4 hours for at least 2 to 3 days after the injury till the swelling is gone.
Compress the joint: Compress the knee joint by wrapping it tightly with an elastic bandage or a neoprene-type sleeve. This helps control and reduce the swelling.
Elevate the knee: Elevate the knee by placing a pillow under your heel whenever you are sitting or lying down.
Take the pain and anti-inflammatory medications: Pain relievers or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), help reduce swelling in the injured joint. However, it is best to get a prescription from an orthopedic doctor near you before using such drugs.
Exercises: Perform stretching and strengthening exercises as directed by the doctor. This will help reduce stress on the knee joint. However, be careful about overstretching as that may exacerbate the injury.
Avoid high-impact activities: Avoid high-impact activities such as running and jumping till the injury has fully healed.
Procedure of Meniscus Repair Surgery
You can expect the following things during meniscus surgery-
An anesthetist will administer anesthesia to prep and numb the affected area for the surgery.
The orthopedic surgeon will clean the area with a solution to make a few incisions to proceed with arthroscopic surgery.
The surgeon will use an arthroscope to insert from one incision and will put surgical tools from another incision to repair the meniscus tear.
Once the surgery is completed, the surgeon will seal the incisions with sutures and put a bandage on it to secure the surgical site.
When is meniscus repair surgery required?
If you are experiencing any of the following signs or symptoms, it can be an indication of a meniscus tear and you may need medical assistance for the same. Some of the signs can be-
Swelling around the knee joint
A popping sensation during the knee injury
There is difficulty in bending or keeping the leg straight.
Not able to move the legs because of stuck-up knee joint
How to prepare before meniscus surgery?
The following are a few tips that can help you prepare for meniscus surgery-
Tell your doctor in detail about the injury.
Let your doctor know about your medical history and medicines in advance if you are taking any.
Get your diagnostic tests on time as recommended by the doctor to initiate the treatments.
Avoid eating food at least 8 hours before surgery to eliminate the risk of allergy to anesthesia.
Keep your home prepared before your surgery to make it more accessible and comfortable for your recovery duration.
Benefits of Minimally Invasive Meniscectomy
Meniscectomy is an advanced surgical procedure that is performed with a minimally invasive technique. The following are the benefits of undergoing minimally invasive meniscectomy as compared to the traditional method of meniscus repair-
A faster recovery with minimal discomfort
Reduced chances of excessive bleeding
Fewer chances of post-surgical complications
Minimal to no chances of infection
The size of incisions are smaller
The success rate is higher than in conventional surgery