|The predicted outcome of a meniscectomy procedure is good. Most individuals who undergo meniscectomy can expect significant improvement without complications, though some studies report a complication rate of as high as 30% for meniscus repair (Baker). In 5% to 10% of patients, meniscal repairs do not heal (Baker).|
About 2 to 8 weeks should be allowed for recovery from surgery (Baker). A meniscal repair may take longer to heal (see Rehabilitation).
The prognosis is worse if both menisci in the same knee are injured and require meniscectomy (as opposed to repair). The prognosis is also worse if the knee has other injuries (for example, instability from ligament injury) or if the knee has significant pre-existing arthritis.
Source: Medical Disability Advisor