When SHOULD and SHOULDN’T Your Patients Have Meniscus Surgery? | Meniscectomy, Meniscus Repair : FPF Show Episode 25

By dpope2020

March 18, 2022

dan pope, fitness pain free, knee injury, knee pain, knee surgeon, knee surgery, meniscal repair, meniscal tear, meniscectomy, meniscus injury, meniscus repair, meniscus surgery, meniscus tear, orthopaedic surgery, orthopedic surgery, partial meniscectomy, physical therapy, physiotherapy, sports doctor, sports injury, sports medicine, torn meniscus

When SHOULD and SHOULDN'T Your Patients Have Meniscus Surgery? | Meniscectomy, Meniscus Repair

In today's episode we go over When SHOULD and SHOULDN'T Your Patients Have Meniscus Surgery? | Meniscectomy, Meniscus Repair

  • 0:00 Intro
  • 2:17 Why is the meniscus so important (What is the meniscus, function, relevant anatomy)
  • 5:34 What happens to the knee joint after a meniscus tear (Relationship between meniscus pathology and arthritis)
  • 6:45 How partial meniscectomies lead to arthritis over time
  • 8:50 Do meniscus tears heal over time? (age, time since injury, tear type, tear location)
  • 11:19 What types of meniscus tears can be repaired?
  • 13:55 Which surgery is superior, meniscus repair or menisectomy?
  • 15:49 What are the rates of knee arthritis following meniscectomy and meniscus repair compared to normal knees?
  • 16:33 What percentage of meniscus repairs will fail?
  • 17:22 Meniscectomy vs Meniscus repair vs. Physical Therapy (traumatic tears)
  • 21:24 Who SHOULDN'T have a meniscectomy?
  • 24:20 Who SHOULD have a meniscectomy?
  • 25:10 How long should you perform physical therapy before considering surgery?
  • 25:37 When should you have a meniscus repair?
  • 26:34 What you need to look for in a surgeon for meniscus surgery
  • 28:58 References

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