Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical technique used in the treatment of sports medicine injuries. It involves the use of a fiber-optic camera, which we place into a joint through a small incision in order to visualize ligaments, cartilage, and soft tissue. Through another small incision, we can then use small instruments to remove or repair broken or damaged tissue.
Arthroscopy of the knee with a meniscus repair is not a common procedure. Dr. Snibbe is prepared to repair any meniscus that can be repaired. Unfortunately, depending on the extent of the tear and the location of the tear on the meniscus, only about 5% of meniscus tears are repairable.