Tag Archives: meniscal repair

Meniscus tears: Sewing the tear back together

In this sports and exercise injury video, I discuss how likely it is that a torn meniscus is repairable. I share my thoughts on how often a surgeon knows it will be repairable before the surgery and whether an MRI can predict it accurately. I also discuss the postoperative restrictions and return to sports and exercise. Continue Reading

Failure rates of meniscus repairs

In a meniscus repair, the surgeon sews the torn meniscus back together using sutures or meniscal implants. This surgery differs from a partial meniscectomy, where the surgeon trims out the torn portion of the meniscus. What are the chances that a surgical repair performed for a torn meniscus won’t heal? Continue Reading

Timing of meniscus repair surgery

Is it necessary for a patient with a meniscus tear to undergo surgery to repair it right away? Or can he wait several months before the surgeon repairs it? My latest Ask Dr. Geier column addresses a question about the timing of surgery for one of the most common musculoskeletal injuries – a meniscus tear. Continue Reading

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