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Torn Meniscus

March 2, 2020

When you have injured your knee, it’s important to find an orthopedic practice that offers skilled, reliable, and compassionate care to treat your injury and restore your comfort as well as function. At the office of Nutley Orthopaedic Group, we provide a wide range of orthopedic services including the treatment of knee problems and injuries, including a torn meniscus.

A meniscus tear is one of the most common knee injuries among athletes and weekend warriors alike and one that orthopedists see quite frequently. It can occur in one of the two shock-absorbing cartilage pads in the knee and may be caused by trauma involving the compression and twisting of the knee as is often seen in many sports, or when lifting something heavy, kneeling, squatting, as well as during less strenuous activities.  For older people, the degenerative changes that come with age can also cause the meniscus to tear more easily. While a tear in the meniscus prevents comfortable function and a full range of movement, our office can provide the skilled care you require to diagnose and repair these tears. With proper diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation, patients often return to their pre-injury abilities relatively quickly.

In our office, evaluating for a torn meniscus begins with a thorough history of the injury and the performance of a clinical exam. At this time, we’ll check for pain and tenderness along the joint as well as move the knee through a variety of positions.  Imaging tests may be ordered to assess the tear in detail, to check for associated damage, and to rule out other disorders. Of course, treatment depends on the type of tear, its size, as well as location.

At the office of Nutley Orthopaedic Group, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate care. For more information on our practice and the many services we provide, give our office a call today.