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meniscectomy

 [men″ĭ-sek´to-me]
excision of a meniscus, as of the knee joint.

men·is·cec·to·my

(men'i-sek'tŏ-mē), Avoid the misspelling menisectomy.
Excision of a meniscus, usually from the knee joint.
[G. mēniskos, crescent (meniscus) + ektomē, excision]

meniscectomy

(mĕn′ĭ-sĕk′tə-mē)
n.
Surgical excision of a meniscus, usually from the knee joint.

meniscectomy

[men′isek′təmē]
Etymology: Gk, meniskos, crescent, ektomē, excision
surgical excision of one of the crescent-shaped cartilages of the knee joint. It is performed when a torn cartilage results in chronic pain and in instability or locking of the joint. After surgery the leg is kept elevated to reduce swelling, and exercises are performed to maintain muscle strength. See also arthroscopy.

men·is·cec·to·my

(men'i-sek'tŏ-mē)
Excision of a meniscus, usually from the knee joint.
[G. mēniskos, crescent (meniscus) + ektomē, excision]

meniscectomy

Surgical removal of a torn or displaced semilunar cartilage from the knee joint.

meniscectomy

removal of part or all of a meniscus (semilunar cartilage) from the knee joint.

meniscectomy

excision of fibrocartilage meniscus of knee joint; i.e. 'cartilage op.'

men·is·cec·to·my

(men'i-sek'tŏ-mē)
Excision of a meniscus.
[G. mēniskos, crescent (meniscus) + ektomē, excision]

meniscectomy (men´isek´təmē),

n the surgical removal of the meniscus or condylar disc, also referred to as
discectomy. It is no longer a procedure of choice.

meniscectomy

excision of a meniscus, as of the stifle joint.
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With respect to internal validity, our comparison of immediate and delayed arthroscopic partial meniscectomy was post randomization, and the groups are not necessarily balanced," he said.
164 of the patients underwent partial meniscectomy while 30 underwent total meniscectomy.
The Company believes the NUsurface([R]) device could treat several hundreds of thousands of patients per year whose earlier (partial) meniscectomy treatments have not been successful and yet are not ready or old enough for late stage knee arthroplasty.
Despite the fact that open total meniscectomy was considered the standard of care, there were some early indications that the procedure was problematic.
Participants were randomly assigned to receive an arthroscopic partial meniscectomy followed by postoperative physical therapy (n = 174) or a standardized physical therapy program for about 6 weeks (n =177).
A meniscectomy alone is not recommended, as this introduces other arthritic conditions.
The initial episodes of clinical care to be studied are total knee and hip replacement, cardiac catheterization with stents, and knee arthroscopy with meniscectomy.
The patient also underwent a partial lateral meniscectomy with removal of an osteochondral loose body during the procedure.
Meniscectomy may be carried out when a cartilage has been damaged (usually due to injury), causing the knee to lock or give way repeatedly.
When it occurs in younger patients, "it's more likely to be a complication of osteoarthritis, a late consequence of joint trauma or knee meniscectomy, or related to an underlying metabolic disease, such as hyperparathyroidism, dialysis-dependent renal failure, hemochromatosis, and hypomagnesemia," said Dr.