Meniscectomy refers to the surgical removal or a portion or all of a torn meniscus. A meniscus tear is a commonly occurring knee joint injury.

The meniscus is a cartilage fragment that creates cushioning between the shinbone (tibia) and thighbone (femur). Each knee joint comprises two menisci.

A meniscectomy may be a suitable treatment option for people with a torn meniscus in the knee. This is an arthroscopic surgery in which the surgeon inserts a tiny camera into the joint through small incisions.

Knee surgery  can address various conditions that cause pain in the knee. Initial treatment involves the use of nonsurgical therapies.