Information For Murdoch Patients about Arthroscopic Meniscus Surgery – Canningvale & West Perth Clinics
If you are living in Murdoch and have suffered a meniscus tear, you may be wondering what your treatment options are. One option that you may want to consider is arthroscopic knee surgery, which includes both meniscal repair and partial meniscectomy, performed by Dr. Daniel Meyerkort, an orthopaedic surgeon at Perth Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine.
What is a Meniscus Tear?
A meniscus tear is a common knee injury that occurs when the cartilage in your knee joint becomes damaged or torn. This cartilage, called the meniscus, acts as a cushion between your thigh bone (femur) and shinbone (tibia), providing stability and shock absorption to your knee joint.
Meniscus tears can occur from a variety of causes, such as sports-related injuries, overuse, or degeneration due to aging. Symptoms of a meniscus tear may include pain, swelling, stiffness, and difficulty bending or straightening your knee.
What is Arthroscopic Knee Surgery / Meniscus Surgery?
Arthroscopic knee surgery is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that uses a small camera, called an arthroscope, to visualize the inside of your knee joint. This technique allows for a more precise diagnosis and treatment of knee injuries, including meniscus tears.
Dr. Daniel Meyerkort is performs arthroscopic knee surgery and has extensive experience performing both meniscal repair and partial meniscectomy. Meniscal repair involves stitching the torn meniscus back together, while partial meniscectomy involves removing the damaged portion of the meniscus.
During arthroscopic knee surgery, Dr. Meyerkort will make small incisions in your knee to insert the arthroscope and surgical instruments. He will then use the camera to visualize the inside of your knee joint and perform the necessary repairs or removal of the damaged tissue.
Recovery from Arthroscopic Knee Surgery / Meniscus Repair
After arthroscopic knee surgery, you will need to follow a specific recovery plan to ensure that your knee heals properly. This may include physical therapy, rest, and the use of crutches or a knee brace to help support your knee.
Dr. Meyerkort and his team will provide you with detailed instructions on how to care for your knee after surgery. They will also schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your progress and ensure that your knee is healing properly.
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If you are living in Murdoch and have suffered a meniscus tear, arthroscopic knee surgery performed by Dr. Daniel Meyerkort may be an option to consider. With his extensive experience and expertise in both meniscal repair and partial meniscectomy, Dr. Meyerkort can help to relieve your pain and restore mobility to your knee joint. Contact Perth Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine today to schedule a consultation and learn more about arthroscopic knee surgery for meniscus tears, convenient clinic locations in Canningvale & West Perth