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How safe is a meniscus tear repair?

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Meniscus repair is low-risk. Complications are rare. They may include injury to skin nerves, infections, and knee stiffness. Your doctor may prescribe antibiotics to ward off infection. He may also recommend compression stockings to help you avoid blood clots.

From: Do I Need Surgery for a Meniscus Tear? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

KidsHealth.org: “Meniscus Tears.”

Mayo Clinic: “Torn Meniscus.”

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: “Arthroscopy.”

Cedars-Sinai: “Repairing Torn Meniscus.”

Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, University of Washington: “Torn Meniscus,” “Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair,” “Meniscectomy.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on January 12, 2017

SOURCES:

KidsHealth.org: “Meniscus Tears.”

Mayo Clinic: “Torn Meniscus.”

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: “Arthroscopy.”

Cedars-Sinai: “Repairing Torn Meniscus.”

Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, University of Washington: “Torn Meniscus,” “Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair,” “Meniscectomy.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on January 12, 2017

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