The choice of type of surgery is based on the size and location of the tear, your age and activity level, the surgeon’s experience, and your preferences.
Orthopedic surgeons at Peninsula Bone & Joint Clinic most often perform meniscus surgery with arthroscopy, a procedure used to both examine and repair the inside of a joint.
A thin tube (arthroscope) containing a camera and light is inserted through small incisions near the joint.
Surgical instruments are inserted through other small incisions.
Arthroscopic surgery may limit knee damage from surgery and may promote fuller recovery.
But some tears may require open knee surgery.