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Information on a Meniscus Tear

Each knee contains two C-shaped pieces of cartilage called menisci. The menisci act as cushions between the tibia and femur. A meniscus tear ranks among the most frequent knee injuries. These injuries often resulting from activities that involve forceful twisting or rotating of the knee. While common among young athletic individuals, meniscus tears are also prevalent in people over 40.


Treatment for meniscal tears often involves a tailored approach. When treating it is important to address the severity of the injury, the individual's lifestyle and activity level. Non-surgical options may include rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE). Physical therapy may also help to strengthen the muscles surrounding the knee and improve joint stability. Additionally, non-surgical treatments may include anti-inflammatory medications or corticosteroid injections to alleviate pain and inflammation. These conservative measures are often effective for minor tears or cases where surgery is not warranted. This allows individuals to regain functionality and return to their daily activities with proper rehabilitation.

In cases where conservative measures fail to provide relief or for more severe tears, surgical intervention may be recommended. Arthroscopic surgery, a minimally invasive procedure, is commonly used to repair or remove the torn portion of the meniscus. Surgeons may opt for techniques such as meniscal repair to preserve the meniscus or partial meniscectomy to remove the damaged tissue. Following surgery, a structured rehabilitation program is crucial to restore strength, flexibility, and range of motion to the knee.

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Patient examined for a Mensicus Tear, Tendon Injuries, Ligament Injuries, Sprains and Strains, Patella Dislocation, Knee Osteoarthritis and other various types of knee conditions
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