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.
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. Itinerary 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