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Medial Meniscus Tear

A Medial Meniscus tear surgery is used to repair the damaged cartilage which acts as a shock absorber for the knee. In this under 1- hour procedure, the damage is repaired using stitches or by removing the damaged parts. 

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At Ayu Health, prices for all surgical procedures are fixed before admission. No hidden charges, no surprises, no “out of pocket” expenses. We want you to focus on getting better, not worry about a rising bill!

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Zero additional charges at time of dischargeYesNo

High Quality with the Best Doctors and Technology

All Ayu Health hospitals are accredited by the National Accreditation Board for Healthcare (NABH), India’s premier hospital accreditation system. In addition, a dedicated Ayu Health Quality Audit team routinely monitors 100+ healthcare parameters.

Ayu Health hospitals adopt the latest technology in each specialty to ensure patients recover fast with minimum chances of relapse / recurrence. This is further enhanced by highly qualified and experienced doctors, most of whom are also academic leaders within their area of expertise.


Affordable prices, easy payment options, 0% EMI

Ayu Health hospitals offer surgical and non-surgical procedures at fixed price packages that cost up to 30-50% lower than other equivalent hospitals. Patients can choose an array of payment options across debit / credit cards, net banking, UPI and cash. We also provide cardless 0% EMI facility.


Complete Insurance Support

Our hospitals typically accept all major insurance schemes, public or private, as well as major state / central government schemes. Cashless process is offered wherever applicable. Your dedicated Ayu Mitra coordinates with the hospital teams to ensure all of your paperwork is in order and you don't need to worry about the claim process.

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Still have questions on Medial Meniscus Tear ?

What all does the fixed price package include?

The fixed price package typically covers all costs associated with the surgery. This typically includes:

  • Hospital admission charges

  • Surgery charges including surgeon fees, anaesthetist fees and OT charges

  • Standard pre-surgery pathology and radiology diagnostic tests

  • Hospital stay

  • Cost of drugs consumed during stay at hospital

Typical exclusions:

  • Cost of transportation to and from hospital

  • Room upgrades

  • Cost of implants


What is torn meniscus?

A torn meniscus is a tear in the cartilage in the knee which protects the knee from shock and holds it together.


What is Medial Meniscus Tear Surgery?

The medial meniscus is a thick, rubbery layer in the knee that acts as a shock absorber. When there is a significant tear in this cartilage, person need to undergo a medial meniscus tear surgery to repair it.


What causes a Medial Meniscus Tear?

During any activity, if there is a forceful twist or rotation of the knee, a medial meniscus tear can happen. It is one of the most common injuries among athletes.


What are the symptoms of meniscus tear that need a doctor’s attention?

When meniscus tear cause pain, swelling, difficulty in moving the knee and sometimes, there is a popping sound when the meniscus tears.


Can a meniscus tear heal without surgery?

Injuries that occur in parts that have better blood supply have a better chance to heal than those where there is little blood supply. With meniscal injuries, if the knee is stable and if the symptoms do not persist and do not limit lifestyle, nonsurgical treatments are recommended.


What happens if the meniscus tear is left untreated?

If you experience symptoms of a medial meniscus tear, you should visit the doctor immediately to understand the extent of knee damage. Ignoring the symptoms may lead to:

  • Severe pain

  • Inability to move the knee

  • Osteoarthritis


How is meniscus tear diagnosed?

A medial meniscus tear can be diagnosed by a simple physical examination. To understand the extent of damage, the doctor may recommend:

  • X ray

  • MRI scan

  • Arthroscopy - In this procedure, the doctor makes a small cut in the knee. A pencil-sized tool is inserted to examine the extent of damage on a screen.


What is the treatment for a medial meniscus tear?

The treatment for a medial meniscus tear differs based on the size, location and extent of the tear. The tears are graded as 1,2 and 3. If it is a Grade 3 tear, you will need to undergo surgery.For a Grade 1 or 2 tear, the doctor may recommend:

  • Rest

  • Physiotherapy

  • Pain medication


How is an arthroscopic surgery done for a meniscus tear?

Arthroscopic surgery also called; keyhole surgery is a simple 1-hour surgery to repair the knee.

Flow of the procedure:

  • Patient is given local anaesthesia for the procedure

  • Small incisions are made in the knee

  • A tiny camera is inserted into the incision

  • The camera footage is visible on a screen that guides the doctor to perform the surgery

  • The torn meniscus is stitched

  • The incisions are taped and the patient then shifted to the recovery room.


How is Arthroscopic Partial/ Total Meniscectomy done?

When the meniscus is damaged to the extent that it cannot be stitched together, this procedure is used to repair the knee.

Flow of the procedure:

  • Patient is given local anaesthesia for the procedure

  • Small incisions are made in the knee

  • A tiny camera is inserted into the incision

  • The camera footage is visible on a screen that guides the doctor to perform the surgery

  • The torn meniscus is trimmed (partial meniscectomy) or completely removed (total meniscectomy) based on the extent of damage

  • The incisions are taped and the patient is taken to the recovery room


What is the recovery time from Arthroscopic Partial/ Total Meniscectomy?

One can resume to the normal routine after 2-3 weeks and complete recovery in 3 months.


How is an open surgery performed to treat meniscus tear?

In this procedure, a large incision is made in the knee to repair the cartilage.

Flow of the procedure:

  • Patient is given general anaesthesia for the procedure

  • A large incision is made in the damaged knee

  • The cartilage is repaired/removed partially or completely through the incision

  • The incision is sutured and the patient is taken to the recovery room.


What are the recommended exercises once a torn meniscus has been repaired?

Specific recommendations regarding weight-bearing and exercises will be customized for the patient by the surgeon and therapist.


What is the cost for a medial meniscus surgery?

The cost of the surgery varies based on the severity or complexity of the procedure, and the procedure chosen. Please refer to the procedure page for more details on Ayu Health packages.


How is Ayu Health able to offer more affordable prices than other hospitals?

Ayu Health hospitals are typically 30-50% cheaper than other equivalent hospitals. It's time to debunk the myth that quality comes at higher prices - Ayu Health is on a mission to provide the highest quality healthcare at affordable prices.

The Ayu Health network enables significantly lower costs for its partner hospitals through the following mechanisms:

  • Better utilization - our hospitals operate at almost 50% higher utilization levels than the industry average. Since healthcare is a largely fixed cost business, better utilization results in lower cost of serving each patient.

  • Higher efficiency in operations through Ayu Health technology - Ayu Health’s proprietary technology (OPD digitization, patient data management, etc.) allows hospitals to provide a superior patient experience at lower costs.

  • Lower procurement costs - our hospitals procure drugs & consumables in bulk, bringing down a significant portion of expenses associated with each procedure



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