Meniscectomy
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Meniscectomy?

A meniscectomy is done when the cartilage is damaged and is causing pain or problems with knee motion.

Possible Complications

Complications are rare, but no procedure is completely free of risk. If you are planning to have a meniscectomy, your doctor will review a list of possible complications, which may include:

  • Swelling
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Blood clots in the calf
  • Chronic weakness in knee joint
  • Worsening or unchanged pain

Some factors that may increase the risk of complications include:

  • Smoking
  • Poor nutrition
  • History of blood clots
  • Long-term illness
  • Use of certain medicines

Call Your Doctor

After arriving home, contact your doctor if any of the following occurs:

  • Signs of infection, including fever and chills
  • Redness, swelling, increasing pain, excessive bleeding, or discharge from the incision site
  • Swollen,...
 
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