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Laparoscopic meniscectomy

Laparoscopic meniscectomy

Laparoscopic meniscectomy: Laparoscopic meniscectomy is minimally invasive surgery to repair a torn or otherwise damaged meniscus cartilage of the knee; a narrow lighted instrument (arthroscope) with a video camera on the end and surgical instruments are inserted through small "keyhole" incisions around the knee to help the surgeon perform surgery.

Diseases And Conditions Treated: Laparoscopic meniscectomy

These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Laparoscopic meniscectomy:

  • Torn meniscus

Non-Surgical Options: Laparoscopic meniscectomy

These non-surgical medical options may be possible alternative treatments to performing Laparoscopic meniscectomy:

  • Rest, ice, compression, elevation (R.I.C.E)
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication

Other Surgical Options: Laparoscopic meniscectomy

Surgical procedure options to consider as an alternative for Laparoscopic meniscectomy may include these surgeries:

  • Meniscectomy-open

Anesthetic Requirements for Laparoscopic meniscectomy

These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Laparoscopic meniscectomy may include:

  • Local, regional, or general anesthesia

Procedure Complications: Laparoscopic meniscectomy

Possible surgical complications of Laparoscopic meniscectomy may include:

Prognosis for a Good Outcome: Laparoscopic meniscectomy

The prognosis for a good medical outcome: Good prognosis.

Laparoscopic meniscectomy: Recovery Time

Recovery period for Laparoscopic meniscectomy: Six to eight weeks.

Laparoscopic meniscectomy: Other Names

Other names for this medical surgical procedures (Laparoscopic meniscectomy) include:

  • Minimally invasive meniscectomy

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