Meniscus

Get industry leading private treatments for damage to the meniscus that seek to repair, save, and protect knee meniscus, as supplied by London Cartilage Clinic.

Our Meniscus services

Meniscus Repair

Meniscus repair

Surgery to repair the meniscus is a low risk procedure that historically results in very little complications. An arthroscope is used to complete precise trimming and repair of the meniscus with minimal invasion. Despite this excellence, our rates are in line with the average private meniscus knee surgery cost uk.
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Partial Meniscus

Partial meniscus repair

The London Cartilage Clinic can complete partial meniscus removal surgery to strike a balance between achieving the best results and avoiding. This process seeks to remove as little of the damaged cartilage as possible and instead manipulate the meniscus to facilitate healing.
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Meniscus scaffold regeneration

We have developed an artificial support scaffold that can be used to allow for the regeneration of the meniscus. This is typically employed to treat patients who have suffered larger tears to the meniscus and subsequently had parts of the cartilage removed.
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Meniscus Cartilage Replacement

Meniscus cartilage replacement

Cartilage replacement, either with biological or specialised synthetic material for those with extensive meniscus damage. This treatment delays the onset of arthritis by reducing contact pressure, while also helping restore structural knee support.
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What is meniscus?

Meniscus is a type of hard cartilage present in the knee joint that functions as a shock absorber. Each knee contains two C-shaped menisci, the lateral meniscus and the medial meniscus. Both are positioned to cushion the area where the thigh bones and shin bones meet. A meniscus tear is a serious injury as it prevents the individual from moving their knee in the ways they are used to.

Symptoms of a meniscus tear

A tear in the meniscus typically occurs when the upper leg twists while the foot remains planted. A torn meniscus is therefore a common injury among athletes and sports players. Symptoms can include:

  • Localised swelling and stiffness.
  • Pain that increases with rotational movement.
  • Difficulty fully extending the knee.
  • A popping sensation in the knee.
  • Feeling as though the knee is locked in place when you try to move it.

 

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Treatment options for meniscus tear

With modern technology and techniques, there are many treatments options for a torn meniscus which can be explored before knee meniscus surgery. Resting the affected knee and applying ice packs can help relieve the pain, along with various pain relief medication. You may also be asked to complete regular exercises designed to strengthen the muscles surrounding the knee. However, meniscus tear treatments will vary depending on a variety of factors. This includes age, medical history, severity of the injury, and more.

How can London Cartilage Clinic help?

As our name suggests, we specialise in treatments designed to restore the cartilage and protect its important role within our bodies. Our medical experts possess the knowledge and training required to complete meniscus tear surgery with minimal risk. By leveraging an in-depth understanding of human anatomy, our experts can provide treatments and advice in many disciplinary areas.

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