Meniscus Tear Treatment

Meniscus
 

Cuba is international recognized for its highly skilled orthopedic medical professionals and orthopedic medical procedures. The country offers comprehensive care for a range of orthopedic conditions, including meniscus tears.   

A meniscus tear is a common knee injury that affects athletes, active individuals, and older adults alike due to forcefully twisting or rotating the knee, such as aggressive pivoting, sudden stops and turns, kneeling, deep squatting or lifting something heavy. 

Treatment for meniscus tears in Cuba is through non-surgical and surgical approaches, depending on the tear’s severity and location. For non-surgical treatment, physical therapy, including specialized exercises and hydrotherapy, is essential in strengthening the knee, enhancing flexibility, and achieving full recovery.  

For more severe cases, or for patients whose condition has not responded to non-surgical treatment, surgical intervention could be recommended. There are various types of surgeries for this condition, including: 

  • Arthroscopic Surgery: This minimally invasive procedure in which a small camera and instruments is inserted into the knee joint to repair or remove the torn meniscus.  
  • Meniscus Repair: This procedure involves repairing the tear by sewing the torn meniscal edges.  
  • Meniscectomy: When repair is not possible, partial or total removal of the torn meniscus may be performed.  

PROGRAM:

EVALUATION, SURGICAL PROGRAMS AND LABORATORY TESTS:

EVALUATION:

  • Initial evaluation, consultation, and clinical history review
  • Medical consultation with orthopedics medicine and rehabilitation specialist
  • Medical consultation with anesthesia specialist

LABORATORY TESTS

Clinical laboratory research tests and analysis of the following:

  • Urinalysis tests
  • Creatinine test
  • Glycaemia test
  • Hemoglobin test
  • White blood count (WBC) test
  • Erythrocyte Sediment rate test
  • Leukogram test
  • Erythrocyte test
  • Sediment Rate test
  • Blood Group and RH Factor test
  • Serology VDRL test
  • Bleeding time tests
  • HIV test

IMAGING:

SURGERY:

  • Anesthesia surgery
  • Therapeutic Knee Arthroscopy Images intensifier in operations
  • Hospital accommodation (3 days);
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation; and
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Medical report, conclusions and recommendations

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

  • The above program (MENISCUS) does not include medications for certain conditions such as depression, blood coagulation, etc.
  • Medicaments, fluids, blood and derivatives to be used, as well as additional procedure(s) performed not included in the exact treatment would be invoiced separately on upon the conclusion of said treatment / procedure(s)

 

ACCOMMODATION:

Private room with the following features:
  • Electronic patient bed
  • Equipment for disabled patient
  • Oxygen hookup
  • Three AP meals taking into account the patient’s preferences and / or special diets prescribed by physician
  • Fully equipped private bathroom
  • Infirmary and nursing care
  • Colour TV with national and international channels
  • Local and international phone services (extra cost will apply)
  • Safe box
  • Internet service on every floor
  • Laundry services

ADDITIONAL SERVICES INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM:

  • Assistance in visa issuance and extension (If needs be)
  • Each patient/ companion will be assigned a multi-lingual field member with the mandate of attending to all of our patients’ translation and personal needs;
  • 20 hours internet service;
  • Local airport pickup and drop off; and
  • Hospital pickup and drop off (if needed)

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