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Meniscectomy in Singapore

Hospitals and medical centers in Singapore performing Meniscectomy.

Raffles Hospital

A full service private hospital offering a comprehensive range of specialist services by a team of 200 physicians. 35-40% of the patients are foreigners, and there is a dedicated department for handling medical tourists.

4 listed orthopedics specialists:

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Dr. David Wong Him Choon

Percutaneous nucleoplasty, biacuplasty, vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty.

Dr. Lim Yeow Wai

Sports, traumatic, degenerative and reconstructive surgery.

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Meniscectomy

7,900 US$

Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Singapore’s second largest acute care general hospital specializing in Rehabilitation Medicine and Communicable Diseases.

35 listed orthopedics specialists:

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Assoc. Prof. Ganesan Naidu Rajamoney

Head of Department (Orthopedic Surgery).

Dr. Lee Keng Thiam

Chief of Sports Medicine and Surgery Service

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Meniscectomy

upon request

Mount Elizabeth Hospital

One of the largest private medical centers in Asia, with the highest number of private specialists including cardiac surgeons, cardiologists and neurologists, neurosurgeons and general surgeons.

45 listed orthopedics specialists:

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Dr. Liang Te Shan

General Orthopaedics, Trauma

Dr. Tho Kam San

Orthopaedic Surgery

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Meniscectomy

upon request

Gleneagles Hospital

A 380 bed private hospital offering tertiary acute care services that cover a wide range of medical and surgical specialties.

37 listed orthopedics specialists:

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Dr. Liang Te Shan

General Orthopaedics, Trauma

Dr. Tho Kam San

Orthopaedic Surgery

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Meniscectomy

upon request

National University Hospital

A 928 bed teaching hospital offering a full range of medical, surgical and diagnostic services. NUH serves as a refferal center for cancer patients, pediatrics, cardiology and other specialties.

34 listed orthopedics specialists:

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Prof. Shamal Das De

Head & Senior Consultant, Division of Foot and Ankle Surgery

Prof. Wong Hee Kit

Head & Senior Consultant, University Spine Centre

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Meniscectomy

9,600 - 10,300 US$

Changi General Hospital

A major hospital in the eastern side of Singapore, with a capacity of 790 beds and facilities to accommodate outpatients likewise.

32 listed orthopedics specialists:

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Dr. Chua Thai Chong David

Chief of Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Lee Haw Chou

Director of Spine Service

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Meniscectomy

upon request

Alexandra Hospital

A general and acute care hospital at the western end of Singapore, specializing in geriatric care and ambulatory services.

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Meniscectomy

upon request

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About Meniscectomy

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.

What is Meniscectomy?
Meniscectomy is a surgical procedure in which a part or the entire torn meniscus that causes pain and interferes with knee activity is removed or repaired. Meniscectomy is performed by an orthopedic surgeon.

How is Meniscectomy Performed?
Meniscectomy is performed either by an open surgery or by an arthroscopic surgery. Arthroscopic surgery is more prevalent; however, an open surgery may be performed if it is difficult to find the torn meniscus or if adhesions are present.

Arthroscopic Meniscectomy

  • An arthroscope and a few surgical tools are inserted into the knee joint through tiny incisions.
  • An injection is given into the knee to enlarge the joint to provide a better view.
  • The knee is thoroughly examined to find the tear and any other injury along the interior curve of the meniscus.
  • The damaged portion of the torn meniscus is removed in a partial meniscectomy.
  • Tears along the external curve of the meniscus where there is a high amount of blood supply is stitched and repaired.
  • Any parts of cartilage that are avascular are also removed.
  • The arthroscope and the surgical tools are withdrawn.
  • The incision is closed with sutures.

Open Surgery Meniscectomy
  • An open incision is made on the knee joint to view and treat the internal structures.
  • The torn meniscus is removed and additional damaged structures are repaired.
  • The incision is closed with sutures or clips.

How to Prepare for Meniscectomy?
  • The patient is given full information about the surgical procedure.
  • The patient is physically examined to ensure that the patient is in a good condition to go through the surgery.
  • Physical therapy may be started so that the patient’s pain, activity levels, and knee strength are recorded. Accordingly, the patient is required to learn the exercises that need to be done after the surgery. During physical therapy, the patient will also learn how to use crutches or a walker.
  • The patient should inform the doctor about any ailments or medical conditions.
  • Smoking should be stopped at least a couple of weeks before the surgery to ensure quick healing and a successful result.

Days admitted : Partial arthroscopic meniscectomy is done as an outpatient procedure.
Open surgery meniscectomy may require hospitalization for 1 to 2 days.

Anesthesia : General or spinal anesthesia

Recovery : - Most patients who are recovering from arthroscopic meniscectomy can begin to bear weight in 1 or 2 days after the surgery.
- The sutures are removed after one week.
- Patients may be able to do all activities after 2 to 4 weeks.
- Recovery varies from patient to patient. This depends on the severity of the injury, type of surgery, the overall health of the patient, and the preference of the surgeon.
- Physical therapy exercises will help the patient to recover sooner and improve the strength and motion of the knee.

Risks : - Nerve injury
- Degeneration of knee joint due to the removal of a large amount of tissue
- Infection
- Bleeding
- Blood clotting
- Blood vessel damage
- Severe pain

After care : - The patient should avoid all kinds of strenuous activities for many weeks after the surgery.
- Activities like kneeling, crawling, squatting, etc. should be avoided for a couple of weeks after the surgery. For some patients these activities may be permanently restricted.
- The patient should follow the doctor’s instructions carefully.

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