Meniscal repair information and locations in Mexico

Meniscal repair is a same day procedure that seeks to repair the torn knee cartilage. The meniscal is the cartilage in between the knee joint. Most candidates have injuries related to sports, but some patients may experience them from day-to-day wear and tear.
This is a minimally invasive procedure, typically performed through an arthroscopy. Depending on the extent of the injuries and their size, doctors may choose to repair or replace the meniscal cartilage. General anesthesia is commonly used, but doctors may choose local anesthesia.
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Minimally invasive procedure
Meniscal repair
Procedure: 1 hr.
Hospital stay: 1 hr.
Cleared to fly: 7 days
After surgery
Out of town patients’ follow-ups can be scheduled virtually after the procedure with the orthopedic surgeon. Patients are clear for flying after 7 days of the meniscal repair.
Note: Follow-ups can be arranged as face-to-face or virtually. If needed, you can go to your primary care physician to remove sutures or get medication adjustments.
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Meniscal repair frequent questions

Get answers to our most frequently asked questions and what to expect after the surgery.
For how long will I stay at the hospital after surgery?
This is a same day procedure. Most patients are able to return home five hours after surgery.
How long will recovery take?
The average recovery time is four to six weeks, all patients are different and times may vary. Patients need to exercise continuously their knee to increase the motion range. You should be able to drive after either the anesthesia has worn off or you don’t feel discomfort while using the knee.
Will I feel pain after surgery?
Everyone experience pain in different ways. The same procedure may cause a lot more pain in one patient to another. Doctors usually prescribe pain medications and recommend placing a bag of ice over the knee.
Will I need physical therapy?
Its highly suggested you start physical therapy after one week. How long you are in physical therapy depends on the extent of the procedure, but it often takes a couple of months. Our top orthopedists will explain what exercises are best for you, and that will help you strengthen the knee.
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Kurt Schaefer on December 16, 2021
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Disclaimer: This information does not reflect the medical advice from our clinics. All cases are different and this treatment may not suit you. Always refer to a medical professional with the certification and experience. All of our physicians are fully qualified to perform these procedures. For more information and diagnosis contact one of our top specialized clinics.

In all medical procedures, there are chances of complications, the specialist will provide you detailed information about the risks of the procedure, talk to the specialist directly.