Operation and Rehabilitation

The implants are inserted at key-hole arthroscopic surgery which is usually a day case procedure. The incision to get the implant into the joint is about 2 – 3 cm long.
Rehabilitation after surgery naturally has to be slow as the body has to grow tissue into the scaffold and this is a slow process. Full weight on the leg is allowed at 8 – 10 weeks and the specific rehabilitation program is tailored to each patient depending on the state of the knee surfaces and the amount of new meniscus inserted.
Biopsy studies looking at the new tissue under the microscope have shown that the new tissue is fairly strong by 12 months. Impact sport is therefore not allowed for the first 12 months.
For more detailed information see www.menaflex.co.uk and www.orteq.co.uk

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