Different treatments are appropriate depending on the type of tear you have, how much it affects you, and your needs and goals. Depending on the tear type and your symptoms, nonoperative treatment, including medications and physical therapy, may be all that is needed. If so, our excellent physical therapists will help get you feeling better in no time.
In other cases, your tear may require surgery. In these cases, you and your surgeon will discuss the appropriate surgery. Two options exist, either removing the torn piece (meniscectomy) or a meniscal repair. During a repair, your surgeon uses small strings (sutures) to tie the torn pieces together or to the adjacent tissue. Your particular meniscal tear characteristics, your age, activity level, and other associated knee issues will help determine which surgery is best for you. Either way, your surgery can be performed minimally invasively through a couple of small holes on an outpatient basis.
No matter the surgery needed, our skilled knee surgeons are proficient in the latest and most effective techniques. You will often require physical therapy after surgery. So our surgeons and physical therapists will work together to get you and your knee feeling great again.
If you think you have a meniscal tear, please call or schedule online to make a convenient appointment.