3 Mount Elizabeth, #08-05 Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, Singapore 228510 | Tel: +65 6733 4565 | Mobile: +65 9766 4565 | Email: clinic@orionortho.sg

Procedures: ACL Reconstruction And Meniscal Repairs

Meniscus Surgery

The two menisci in our knees receive their blood supply from the periphery (red-red zone), whereas the inner aspect of the menisci does not (white-white zone). Meniscal tears in the red-red zone heal promptly when they are repaired, while tears in the white-white zone cannot heal despite being patched back. Therefore, tears in the white-white zone are shaven down and smoothened out to prevent them from worsening.

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Meniscus tear and surgery

These operations are done through arthroscopic (keyhole) techniques with scars measuring about 1cm long. This promotes quicker healing and has a lower risk of infection. It is extremely important to preserve the menisci because the knee can wear out quicker without them.

After the surgery, your orthopaedic surgeon will provide a knee brace to protect the knee, and to prevent from excessively bending the knee unnecessarily while the knee heals. Patients will also be on crutches for up to 4 weeks to ensure minimal pressure on the treated leg while walking.

Our Location

  • 3 Mount Elizabeth, #08-05 Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, Singapore 228510
  • +65 6733 4565
  • +65 9766 4565
  • Mon-Fri 8:30am - 5:30pm
    Sat 8:30am - 12:30pm
    Sun/Ph Closed

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Our Location

  • 3 Mount Elizabeth, #08-05 Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, Singapore 228510
  • +65 6733 4565
  • +65 9766 4565
  • Mon-Fri 8:30am - 5:30pm
    Sat 8:30am - 12:30pm
    Sun/Ph Closed

Contact Form