Meniscus repair is a type of orthopedic knee surgery that’s also considered minimally invasive knee surgery repairs cartilage tears in the knee. The meniscus is a piece of cartilage made up of two separate disks; one called the medial meniscus and the other the lateral meniscus.
The meniscus cartilage acts like a shock absorber that distributes weight evenly across the knee joint. Tears to the meniscus or cartilage often occur from twisting movements when the knee goes one way and the foot goes the other, such as occurs in skiing, tennis, or many contact sports.
The cost of repair for arthroscopic knee surgery for a torn or damaged meniscus naturally depends on the severity of the injury, the percentage of the cartilage damaged, and the treatment or procedure utilized to treat it. In the United States, arthroscopic meniscal repair costs an average of $9,000, though such surgeries may go as high as $30,000, depending on surgical approach, geographical location, and other factors including the need for a meniscus transplant, hospitalization and surgeon’s fees.
Traveling to international destinations such as India for arthroplasty knee surgery may save tens of thousands of dollars. Meniscus arthroscopy repair in India costs an average between $3,000 and $7,000, and includes hospitalization costs. Check out Madras Joint Replacement Center in Chennai, or world-class facilities like Terme Selce in Croatia. Knee surgery abroad offers some of the best orthopedic surgeons in India to the best sports injuries programs in Croatia.