During laparoscopic meniscectomy, a torn or damaged
meniscus cartilage of the knee is repaired. This procedure is performed with
a minimally invasive method that utilizes a laparoscope (a small video camera)
and small instruments inserted through small incisions.
Treated with Laparoscopic Meniscectomy:
Laparoscopic meniscectomy may be performed to treat
a torn meniscus.
Non-surgical alternatives to laparoscopic
meniscectomy include non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication and rest, ice,
compression and elevation. An open meniscectomy is a surgical alternative.
with Laparoscopic Meniscectomy:
Laparoscopic meniscectomy may be performed with
local or regional anesthesia. It can also be performed under general
anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware
during the procedure.
Complications from Laparoscopic Meniscectomy:
Possible risks following laparoscopic meniscectomy
include infection, bleeding, swelling, scarring and a negative reaction to the
after Laparoscopic Meniscectomy:
The prognosis for a positive end result following
laparoscopic meniscectomy is good.
from Laparoscopic Meniscectomy:
Total recovery from laparoscopic meniscectomy takes six to eight weeks.