Which lesions require surgery?
Traumatic or unstable meniscal lesions
Which type of surgery?
Meniscal repair or partial meniscectomy
General or regional according to the patient’s history and wishes (determined with the anaesthetist)
Duration of hospitalisation
Day surgery (outpatient)
Resumption of weight-bearing
Immediate. Bending restricted to 90° for 6 weeks if meniscal repair.
Duration of medical leave
Generally 10 days to 1 month depending on the patient’s profession
Resumption of car driving
As soon as possible, often around the 7th day
Resumption of sport
6 weeks after a meniscectomy or 6 months after meniscal repair