The meniscus is the knee’s shock absorber
Essential in preserving the health of your knee joint and in preventing osteoarthritis
- A torn meniscus causes pain, swelling, stiffness, and may result in trouble extending your knee fully or a popping or locking sensation in your knee
- Meniscus tears are one of the most common knee injuries and can be caused by any forceful rotation of the knee
Your Treatment Options
Some torn menisci require surgery. The surgical options are:
Talk to a physician about preserving your meniscus.
Why is meniscus repair important?
Meniscus repair restores the meniscus to its prior shape, allowing it to perform its function of protecting and preserving the knee cartilage and joint. The other surgical option, meniscectomy, removes part of the meniscus, increasing pressures on the knee cartilage which may increase chances of developing osteoarthritis.
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