Definition of meniscectomy in English:



mass noun
  • Surgical removal of a meniscus, especially that of the knee.

    • ‘A partial medial meniscectomy was performed by using a basket forceps and shaver.’
    • ‘Meniscectomy has been the standard surgical treatment for a torn meniscus, but clinical studies have demonstrated a strong association between meniscectomy and the development of osteoarthritis.’
    • ‘The goal of medial meniscal transplantation is to prevent degenerative changes that can result from meniscectomy.’
    • ‘Although our subjective follow-up was at a mean of 8.9 years in this study, we believe that even longer follow-up of this group may be required to determine the benefit of meniscus salvage over partial meniscectomy.’
    • ‘Meniscal injuries were treated arthroscopically by rasping, suturing, or partial meniscectomy, according to the size and location of the lesion.’