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Torn Meniscus Surgery

Deer Valley Hospital
19829 N. 27th Ave.
Phoenix, Arizona 85027
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North Mountain Hospital
250 E. Dunlap Ave.
Phoenix, Arizona 85020
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Located on the head of the shinbone (tibia), a meniscus absorbs shock and reduces friction in the knee during movement. Each knee has two menisci. When one of these crescent-shaped cartilage structures develops a tear, it can be hard to rotate the knee. Pain and locking can result.

To repair a torn meniscus, surgery is needed. This is typically done with an arthroscope — a small, fiber-optic camera which fits through a small incision made by the surgeon. As the following video demonstrates, the objective of torn meniscus surgery is to mend the tear using a suture or a tack-like device that is eventually absorbed by the body.

John C. Lincoln Hospitals invite you to learn more about torn meniscus surgery in this interactive video.