A partial meniscectomy?

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 the rest of the meniscus to protect the articular surfaces in your knee joint.