Identifying the type of meniscal injury is key for the right treatment
Surgical treatment methods
Gentle meniscus surgery
If your meniscus is damaged due to osteoarthritis, our knee experts can partially remove the broken cartilage tissue and smooth out the healthy part of the cartilage of your knee. This procedure is carried out as part of minimally invasive knee arthroscopy. Just two small skin incisions are required in this process. This way, we can preserve your healthy joint structures, the pain you feel after surgery is reduced, and the recovery time is shorter.
Our experts perform knee arthroscopy for meniscus tears as well. Depending on the type of tear, we can preserve your meniscus by suturing together the torn-off parts (immersive suturing).
Individual after-care from our physiotherapists
After meniscus surgery, our specialists recommend using underarm crutches for a few days to protect your knee while walking. Of course, our physiotherapists will demonstrate how you can best use these aids to get around. We’ll also help you make your knee mobile again. After just a few days, you’ll generally be able to put your full weight on your knee again.
If your meniscus is sutured, you should avoid putting your full weight on your knee over the following four to six weeks. However, you’ll be able to move around independently during this time using underarm crutches. We also help your sutures heal with a joint splint. Your physiotherapist will help you practise slowly bending your knee the right way to prevent damaging the sutures. After meniscus suturing, you’ll normally need three months to recover.