Meniscal Surgery in dubai

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The meniscus is an extension of cartilage located in the knee joint. A meniscus tear is a common knee injury, which can be caused by sudden twisting movements or other impact injuries. Meniscal surgery is usually performed in order to relieve pain and mechanical symptoms related to the meniscus. If you are in need of meniscal surgery in Dubai, you can reach out to Dr Rik Kundra.

What are the symptoms of a torn meniscus?

The symptoms of a torn meniscus that may need meniscus surgery:

Types of Meniscal Surgeries

Common types of meniscal surgery in dubai include:

Partial Meniscectomy

A Partial Meniscectomy is a surgical technique that involves the removal of a small section of the meniscus, which is damaged or unstable. After that, the remaining meniscus edges are smoothed to make sure that no frayed ends are left.

Total Meniscectomy

A Total Meniscectomy refers to the entire removal of the meniscus. This is an operation typically done as a knee arthroscopy in cases where the knee is severely damaged or when damage to the meniscus outweighs any benefit from retaining it.

Meniscus Repair

A meniscus repair surgery is a surgical procedure that helps maintain the cartilage in your knee joint. In this process, the surgeon uses a variety of fixation techniques to help retain as much meniscus as possible. This is important to help preserve the knee joint by maintaining as much of the shock absorber cartilage in the joint as possible.

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“It’s always important to try to save the meniscus whenever possible. In this case there was a complex tear (with multi-layer splits) of the lateral meniscus. This was repaired using multiple vertical sutures to obtain compression and good hold to restore the shock absorber “

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Frequently Asked Questions

A meniscectomy is a surgery in which torn meniscus of the knee joint is removed completely or partially to eliminate symptoms of the torn meniscus. Typically, a partial meniscectomy is performed more, in which a healthy meniscus is preserved and the knee joint recovers faster.

Ideally, the meniscus does not have a blood supply, so it cannot heal independently. But it is possible that small tears do not pain, or if they do, the pain subsides on its own.

But, larger or deeper meniscus tears require meniscus repair.

It is best to follow your doctor’s post-op instructions for the best recovery results. The doctor may give the following recovery instructions.

  • Taking medications timely
  • Applying ice packs for 10-20 minutes twice daily for the following week after surgery.
  • Applying compression stockings

Avoiding strenuous activities and weight lifting

Most patients return to work in 4-6 weeks after surgery. But your doctor will diagnose your knee and tell you the timeline of recovery and when you can get back to work. The total meniscectomy requires more time to heal.

The chances of requiring knee replacement surgery after a meniscus tear are relatively low in young patients. Especially when they have undergone a  meniscus repair surgery, it only reduces the risk o requiring knee replacement in the later life of patients.

However, knee replacement might be required for some older patients with large tears because the meniscus cannot heal and repair on its own. The torn meniscus can affect the mobility of the entire knee joint, requiring knee replacement.

The healing time from surgery for a torn meniscus can vary according to the patient’s age, activity, type of tear, location of the tear, and type of surgery performed. Patients who undergo cleanup or debridement of the meniscus usually recover well between 3 to 6 weeks, depending on the type of profession or the needs they have from the knee. Patients who undergo repair can take up to 8 to 12 weeks to recover completely from the surgery. 

Patients with diabetes, blood loss disorder, or obesity have some risk of delayed recovery and meniscus repair failure. In diabetic patients, the meniscus repair may take longer to heal, whereas obese are at higher risk of meniscal repair failure. Those patients are advised to abide by post-op instructions carefully without pressuring their knees excessively.

Also, those who smoke are at high risk of meniscus surgery failure. Smoking adversely affects the healing process after surgery. Therefore, patients are strongly recommended to quit smoking before the surgery. 

All patients are advised to avoid twisting or turning the knee in the early postoperative period because that may lead to the failure of meniscus repair. Dr Rik may prescribe knee braces and crutches to some patients for using 4 to 6 weeks. 

After meniscus surgery, patients may have swelling, some mobility issues or knee and calf pain. Typically, pain and swelling subside in a few days with medications. 

However, if you have chest pain, throbbing headache, or other symptoms involving the heart or the brain call 9-1-1 or visit an emergency room.

After meniscus surgery, patients may have swelling, some mobility issues or knee and calf pain. Typically, pain and swelling subside in a few days with medications. 

However, if you have chest pain, throbbing headache, or other symptoms involving the heart or the brain call 9-1-1 or visit an emergency room.

The meniscus is rubbery cartilage inside the knee that cushions the knee and helps in gliding and rotating knee movement. If the meniscus is removed after the surgery, then the increased load on the knee is not borne by the meniscus, which may gradually enhance the arthritic knee changes.

Therefore meniscus is removed either there is heavy meniscus damage and there is no scope for a meniscus repair, or a knee replacement is to be performed. Otherwise, Dr Rik prefers a MISS meniscus repair. It is a conservative surgery that preserves the natural biology of the meniscus.

In 85% of cases, patients will find relief from torn meniscus symptoms. Meniscus tear is a common sports injury and even young can have it. A meniscus repair surgery helps you to get back to an active lifestyle sooner.

Why choose Dr Rik Kundra for Meniscal Surgery in Dubai?

Dr. Rik Kundra, the best knee doctor in dubai has experience of over 19 years in orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine. Also, he is widely recognized among professional athletes for treating their knee problems. At Dr. Rik’s clinic, he uses innovative techniques to help optimise results and outcomes for his patients.  His patients’ reviews are testaments of his caring and compassionate approach towards them.


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