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'Ectomy' means 'to cut out'. 'Meniscectomy' means to cut out the meniscus.

An arthroscopic meniscectomy is a surgical procedure to cut out part or all of the knee meniscus via keyhole surgery.

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Structural and functional consequences of meniscectomy

Although a patient may feel relief after a meniscectomy, there is invariably an effect on the joint which in the longer term may lead to joint surface damage and structural changes.

Meniscectomy

Removal of the torn meniscus fragment.

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