The meniscus is the knee's force distributing 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
Meniscus with Horizontal Tear
Your Treatment Options
Some torn menisci require surgery. The surgical options are:
Meniscus repair – restoring your meniscus to its prior shape by stitching the torn parts together Previous technology made it difficult for surgeons to treat certain tear types and tears located in certain parts of the knee – until now. Ceterix technology empowers surgeons to stitch tears that were previously difficult to treat.
Meniscus repair of a horizontal tear. This procedure sutures the torn parts together.
Meniscectomy – permanent, irreversible removal of part or all of your meniscus (commonly called partial or total meniscectomy), is infrequently indicated but may provide immediate relief of symptoms. However, it has also been shown to significantly increase the chances of developing osteoarthritis, which may lead to a total knee replacement.
Partial Meniscectomy (removal of the meniscus)