A Meniscoplasty is a surgical technique that can help diagnose and treat knee problems such as the torn meniscus, a knee cap or repair the ligaments of the joint.
Local, regional or general anesthesia could be used in this procedure. The surgeon will make 2 to 3 incisions around the knee. Saline water will pump to expand the knee. A thin tube called arthroscope with a camera will be introduced in one of the incisions, this will let the surgeon see inside the knee to proceed to repair the knee problem. At the end of the surgery, saline water will be drained and the incisions will be closed.
After the procedure, the patient will be given some exercises to have a better recovery. The patient will also be advised to keep the leg up and put ice to help reduce the swelling and pain.