Meniscal Tear

Peripheral Meniscal Tear
Longitudinal Meniscal Tear
Bucket Handle Meniscal Tear
Degenerative Meniscal Tear
Your meniscus is a C-shaped fibrocartilage which absorbs and disperses pressure that travels through the knee. The most common cause of tearing the meniscus is excessive pressure and twisting forces applied to the knee. This usually occurs, often as an unrecognized event, during a twisting or hyperflexion of the knee. The meniscus can either be partially or completely torn.
Meniscal Tear MRI
Your meniscus is a C-shaped fibrocartilage which absorbs and disperses pressure that travels through the knee. The most common cause of tearing the meniscus is excessive pressure and twisting forces applied to the knee. This usually occurs, often as an unrecognized event, during a twisting or hyperflexion of the knee. The meniscus can either be partially or completely torn.
Medial Meniscal Tear MRI

Overview

Your meniscus is a c-shaped fibrocartilage which absorbs and disperses pressure that travels through the knee. The most common cause of tearing the meniscus is excessive pressure and twisting forces applied to the knee. This usually occurs, often as an unrecognized event, during a twisting or hyperflexion of the knee.

Diagnosis

X-Rays can rule out any loss of articular cartilage and diagnosis by a qualified physician is recommended. Also, MRIs are often very helpful in visualizing the suspected tear, although these scans sometimes miss the injury. An MRI cannot rule out a meniscus tear in a patient without articular cartilage loss and in whom classic meniscal symptoms persist.

Symptoms

Symptoms often include swelling and pain localized at the lateral or medial aspect of the knee. Mechanical symptoms of catching, popping, or even locking may occur. Symptoms are typically aggravated by vigorous activities and squatting. Discomfort is often noted at night and descending stairs.

Prevention

Avoidance of loading and twisting the knee in a deep flexed position.

Treatments:

Adipose Tissue Stem Cell Injection

Regenerative Injection

Umbilical Cord Stem Cell Injection

Regenerative Medicine Treatment Options (Coastal Orthopedics)

Amniotic Fluid Injection

Platelet Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)

Platelet Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)

Bone Marrow Stem Cell Injection

Bone Marrow Stem Cell Injection

R.I.C.E.

Medications

Meniscal Repair

Physical Therapy

Meniscectomy