Meniscus Repair at Family Hospital in Mexicali

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Meniscus Repair

meniscus repair
What is Meniscus Repair?

This is a solution if your cartilage is damaged or torn. Meniscus provides cushion from the bone and avoid stress on the joint.  You may have the following symptoms: pain, swelling, not able to move you knee on a full range, and some others. Our surgeons will go into surgery, and repair the damage cartilage. There are many types of cartilages tears longitudinal, flap, normal, transverse, and torn horn. Doctors treat meniscal tears depending on the type of tear, and they will start with nonsurgical treatment. If you don’t improve your best option is the Meniscus Repair surgery. Our doctors at Family Hospital are board certified; please contact our case manager for more information.
How Meniscus repair is performed at Family Hospital?

 The procedure can be performed both by open surgery or arthroscopy. This will depend on your medical records and the recommendation of our surgeons once he inserts the small camara to see the inside of your knee and its surrounding areas ( Cartilage, bone, tendons). Your surgery will consist of both regional blockage and general anesthesia. The surgeon sutures the torn pieces, and repairs the torn. This may take more time to recover because the pieces have to heal all together.


Next steps

1. Request a Quote.
Browse our website and contact us. You will automatically receive an email that will explain to you the next steps. A case manager will contact you within 24 hours to begin the approval.

2. Send Medical Records.  You will automatically receive a link to fill out your medical questionnaire, and it is likely that your case manager will request previous medical records, pictures or any other test that will relate to your final quote and details.

3. Approval and Itinerary Plan. Your case manager will send you “the final quote and detail” description of your travel trip.

4. The arrival.  As a patient we promise to provide round trip transportation from San Diego and Yuma, AZ and any área within 130 miles radius from Mexicali. The exact time of your consultation or surgery can change to our doctor’s schedule, but we will notify in advance.

5. Recovery. Travel itinerary will consist of having you stay in the hospital or /and hotel, but this will depend on your particular surgical case and request.


Day 1-  Arrival in airport or designated location. Transportation to hospital. Pre-Op testing and consultation. Spend night in hospital
Day 2-  Surgery day, recovery in hospital Day 

Day 3-  Patient eligible to go to hotel for recovery, physical therapy begins
NOTE: Physical therapy can be done both by yourself or by a therapist, this will depend on what you’d prefer would be best for you. Our surgical team will instruct you how to do physical therapy and we will provide you with a guideline.
Day 4-  Patient is eligible to go back home if patient desires to continue physical therapy in his local community. If patient desired to do physical therapy in Mexicali we can coordinate his/her transportation to our physical therapy center.                                                                                                                    
NOTE:  Please keep in mind, all ground transporation while recovering in Mexicali for physical therapy or doctor appointments are provided by Family Hospital at no extra cost.



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Parque Industrial El Alamo.
Mexicali, Baja California.
On a side of the East International border.