A meniscectomy is a surgery that is used to treat a damaged meniscus. A meniscus is a structure made of cartilage that helps your knee work properly a person has two of them in each knee. A total of meniscectomy refers to surgical removal of the entire meniscus and partial meniscectomy refers to the elimination of only the damaged part.
The aim of the surgery is to remove fragments of the meniscus that stick out into the joint. These fragments interfere with joint movement and cause your knee to lock. Minor tears usually heal on their own without surgery but severe tears often require surgical repair.
There are two types of surgery: Arthroscopic surgery and open surgery requires. Usually, arthroscopic surgery is preferred because it causes less muscle and tissue damage and leads to a quicker recovery but sometimes the tear pattern, location, or severity makes open surgery inevitable.
An orthopedic surgeon performs meniscectomy. To become an orthopedic surgeon a four-year MBBS course has to be done followed by an MD in Orthopedics. Orthopedic surgeons operate on patients with musculoskeletal problems.
Singapore offers the most excellent services assisted by the latest technology. The surgeons are extensively trained and the hospitals have the utmost facilities.
Hospitals like the Mount Elizabeth and Raffles Hospital, amongst others, and surgeons like Dr. David Wong Him Choon and Dr. Tho Kam San perform meniscectomy.
The cost of the procedure in Singapore depends on factors such as age, medical history, medical complications, type of procedure, and doctors involved. The cost of meniscectomy surgery ranges from 7,300 USD to 10,000 USD. It is less than the cost of treatment in countries like the US and the UK.
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