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Introduction This section describes the techniques to try and optimise return to sport following ACL reconstruction. The first section summarises the overall principles of getting back to sport, and this is then followed by more in-depth concepts for specific sports. Various different rehabilitation experts have contributed to this section. Getting an individual back to their…
You should make sure you fully understand what the operation involves before you agree to have your meniscus repaired. You should ask your doctor about what will happen on the day of the operation and what will happen after the operation. As with any operation, there are risks and benefits (see below).
Before the OperationWhen you are admitted to the hospital the operating surgeon will re-examine your knee, marking the particular leg and will ask you to sign a consent form. Any last minute questions can be answered. The nursing staff and physiotherapist will also visit you to explain the procedure.
Most tears are in the ‘white zone’ of the meniscus – an area of meniscus that does not receive a good blood supply and is not likely to heal from a meniscal repair. In this case, a small portion of the meniscus is then trimmed away in a procedure known as a partial meniscectomy, leaving…
OutlinePost-operative treatment following allograft meniscal transplantation is similar to regimes following meniscal repair surgery. Progress is slow, because of the requirement for protecting the transplanted meniscus from higher loads while it heals fully in the joint, which may already have early wear changes.Results show that the risk to the meniscus for re-tearing is in the…