Meniscus Tears

What is it and what are my treatment options?

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What is a Meniscus Tear?

A meniscus tear is a common knee injury that is usually sustained during sports and physical activities.

Your menisci are two pieces of soft cartilage that sit on the top of your shin bone. They act as shock absorbers that distribute weight between the knee bones. Squatting and twisting motions can move the knee in a manner that tears your meniscus. Age and osteoporosis can also increase the risk of a meniscus tear.

What are meniscus tear symptoms?

Knowing and recognizing meniscus tear symptoms is important. You do not want to delay a diagnosis and treatment if you tear your meniscus. Key symptoms should look out for are:

  • A feeling that your knee will “give out”
  • Knee locking or catching
  • Pain
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling

Contact Active Orthopedics & Sports Medicine if you sustain a knee injury and any of these symptoms present. Your Active Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Specialist will accurately diagnosis your injury and prescribe a customized treatment plan.

What are my treatment options?

Nonsurgical treatment options may be prescribed to treat your meniscus tear. Any of the following may be included in your customized treatment plan:

  • Activity modification
  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Bracing
  • Immobilization
  • Physical therapy

Surgery may be recommended as a treatment option if your meniscus tear is severe and your symptoms do not respond to nonsurgical treatment options.

During an arthroscopic meniscus repair, your Board Certified and Fellowship Trained Orthopedic Surgeon at Active Orthopedics & Sports Medicine repairs the tear and uses suture anchors to attach the meniscus to the bone. In most cases, this is performed as an outpatient procedure.

How do I make an appointment with Active Orthopedics & Sports Medicine?

Please contact Active Orthopedic & Sports Medicine at (844)-228-4836 if you injure your knee and experience meniscus tear symptoms. We have helped thousands of patients with meniscus tears return to an active lifestyle. You can make an appointment with one of our Board Certified and Fellowship Trained Orthopedic Specialists at any of our conveniently located offices in Hackensack, Montclair, and Emerson.

We participate in most insurance plans

Find our if we are In-Network with your insurance plan. If you do not see your plan or provider, call our office and we will answer your questions.

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