A painful knee injury
One of the most common knee injuries is a torn meniscus, which is cartilage that cushions the knee joint and acts as a shock absorber between the shin and thigh bones. It can tear after any activity that causes a forceful twist or rotation of the knee, such as when playing sports. Also, as people age, they can get this injury from innocuous activities like climbing stairs or exiting a car. It causes acute pain, swelling, and reduced knee motion.
Tears do not heal on their own, so surgeons must trim and repair the cartilage. This arthroscopic surgery requires specialized instruments, including suturing devices manufactured by Tegra Medical. During the procedure, the surgeon makes small cuts for inserting a tiny camera and the surgical tools for trimming the tear. Because the surgery is minimally invasive and only small incisions are needed, there is less trauma to healthy tissue around the joint and reduced risk of infection and other complications.