I am a 52 year old female who loves to downhill ski, hike, and mountain bike. I recently tore my meniscus and my surgeon wants to perform a meniscectomy.  Why does he not instead want to perform a meniscus repair as I’ve heard meniscectomies are linked to arthritis?

Depending on your age and your activities, a meniscus repair could possibly stave off osteoarthritis and buy you more time with your typical activity level.