Meniscus surgery – the latest technology for a quick recovery

Many people suffer from a meniscus tear, which is a common problem in joints. A meniscus tear may occur when the cartilage is subjected to severe stress. It may occur due to sports activities or injuries resulting from falls or accidents.

In this article, we will get acquainted with Dr. Bajad Hisham (teacher and consultant of orthopedics, joints and endoscopy at the Faculty of Medicine of Kasr Al-Ainy, and a fellow of the Royal College of Orthopedics and Traumatology) on the treatment of cutting the meniscus, its causes and when to resort to the meniscus operation – follow us.

Causes of meniscus rupture

There are many emergency reasons that may lead to a meniscus tear, and most often the reason for cases that occur to us with this injury is one of these two reasons:

  • Exposure to an activity that causes the knee to move or rotate vigorously. Vigorous and sudden sports activities are one of the most important causes of meniscus rupture. Football or basketball are the most common sports that lead to injury to the meniscus.
  • A direct injury to the knee or heavy weight bearing on the knee, such as a fall from a high place or a car accident.

Meniscus tear symptoms

Symptoms of a meniscus tear vary from person to person, and the apparent symptoms depend mainly on the degree of injury, and the most important symptoms are:

  • Hearing a popping sound when injured.
  • Difficulty straightening the injured knee.
  • A feeling of inability to control the knee joint and its instability.
  • Swelling and pain in the affected joint.
  • Difficulty moving and walking.
  • Feeling of burning or numbness in the foot and leg.

If you feel any of these symptoms, contact us immediately, as your neglect of treatment leads to an exacerbation of the injury – which increases the possibility that conservative and pharmacological methods of treatment will not work and the need for you to undergo meniscus surgery.

Diagnosing a meniscus tear

Proper diagnosis is the first step in effective treatment, so we give great attention to this step at Dr. Bejad Hisham Center (lecture and consultant of orthopedics, joints and laparoscopic surgery at the Faculty of Medicine of Kasr Al-Ainy, and a fellow of the Royal College of Orthopedics and Traumatology).

We can reach a proper diagnosis by carefully examining the patient, then relying on the latest diagnostic radiology methods such as x-rays and magnetic resonance imaging.

One of the most important methods of diagnosing a meniscus cut used in Dr. Bejad Hisham Center is the endoscopy; Which in turn helps us reach the most accurate diagnosis ever.

Meniscus tear treatment

The treatment methods available for meniscus rupture differ, and depending on the degree of injury and the patient’s condition, we find that we have 3 treatment plans available, treatment can be done using only one of them, and it is possible to follow more than one treatment plan to reach full recovery.

Treating meniscus cuts with medication

In mild injuries, it is possible that the doctor may advise treating a meniscus tear using a medication protocol, which includes:

  • Pain relieving medications.
  • Medicines that help reduce inflammation and swelling.
  • Medicines that help strengthen the nerves in this area, such as vitamin B.
  • Medicines that help restore the ability to control the knee joint and move freely.

Treatment of cut meniscus with physical therapy

After an accurate diagnosis, treatment can also be done by physiotherapy, which includes various exercises that help strengthen the muscles surrounding the knee and increase the ability to control the joint.

Meniscus process

When severe damage occurs in the meniscus, the only solution to treat a meniscus tear is to undergo meniscus surgery. Do not worry about the procedure now, and after the tremendous medical development in the field of orthopedics, it has become possible to treat meniscus tears endoscopically, without resorting to surgery and its various complications.

Arthroscopic meniscus surgery

Endoscopic meniscus surgery is a surgical procedure used to treat a meniscus tear, using modern and safe technology that enables the doctor to treat accurately and effectively.

The meniscus surgery is done endoscopically using special tools and a small telescope inserted through a small incision in the knee, in order to repair the tear and restore the function of the meniscus.

Advantages of laparoscopic meniscus surgery

Many advantages make the use of the endoscope to treat meniscus cuts the best for both the surgeon and the patient, here are the most important advantages:

  • More accurate and effective treatment.
  • Less side effects than using surgery.
  • Reducing the recovery period and returning to normal life faster.

Dr. Bajad Hisham Center – a distinguished health service

To reach the stage of complete recovery, make sure that you turn to a doctor with high knowledge and experience, and a center that uses the latest technologies and devices used globally to treat meniscus cuts.

Do not search much, you will find all of this available at Dr. Bajad Hisham Center (Lecturer and Consultant of Orthopedics, Joints and Endoscopy at the Faculty of Medicine, Kasr Al-Aini, and Fellow of the Royal College of Orthopedics and Traumatology).

We have a medical team trained to use the latest technologies and rely on the latest diagnostic and therapeutic treatment methods. For more information about meniscus tear treatment – do not hesitate to contact us now, and the medical team will answer all your questions as soon as possible.


  • What are the common symptoms of a meniscus tear?

Symptoms vary and depend on the degree of injury, and can include pain, swelling, difficulty moving and walking, and burning or numbness in the foot and leg.

  • How can a meniscus tear be diagnosed?

A meniscus tear can be diagnosed by a specialist doctor, through clinical examination, x-rays, magnetic resonance imaging, or endoscopy.

  • How is meniscus rupture treated?

Available treatment methods vary and depend on the degree of injury and the patient’s condition, and include drug therapy, physical therapy, and sometimes surgical treatment.

  • Can a meniscus tear be prevented?

Some sudden and violent sports activities and direct knee injuries can be avoided to avoid tearing the meniscus.

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