Meniscal repairs are arthroscopically performed
in young people on tears near the outer third of the meniscus where
a good blood supply exists or on large tears that would require
a near-total resection.
The torn portion of the meniscus is repaired by
using sutures that join the torn edges of the meniscus so they can
Full weight bearing (crutches) is not permitted
for 3 to 6 weeks after surgery, depending on the type of repair.
If the meniscus does not heal (persitent pain, mechanical
symptoms), its removal may be necessary.