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Know About Knee Pain due to Meniscus Injury

A small C shaped cartilage, meniscus acts as a cushion in the knee joint and found between femur and the tibia bone – one on the outside and one on the inside of the knee. A meniscus tear occurs at the time cartilage tear and injured usually for the duration of movements that forcefully rotate the knee at the time of weight wearing.

Meniscus Tear – Know About It

This problem occurs when these pieces of cartilage tear and injured, usually for the duration of movements forcefully rotate the knee at the same time of bearing weight. The partial or total tear of a meniscus that occurs if an athlete quickly twists or rotates the upper leg and at the same time as foot is firmly planted. It commonly happens in sports – mainly soccer.

Diagnose Meniscus Tear

It is important and you can do it by taking a complete history through a physical test. This test is found positive, if pain, pop or clicks occur. MRI may also be required to see the extent of the tear.

Treatments of Meniscus Tear

Depending on the severity of the condition, treatment varies on the extent and location of the meniscus tear. The treatment options are available in different forms like injection, physiotherapy, surgical intervention, oral medication, etc.

Meniscus Tear – Is Surgical Repair Required

Arthroscopic surgery for repair is required that is done by experienced and skilled orthopaedic surgeons by following all the quality and safety guidelines. A small camera through small incision and surgical instruments are inserted into the joint through a second, small incision. Camera is required to see entire joint and remove as well as repair the torn places of meniscus. This surgical procedure is applied to save as much of the original and normal meniscus cartilage as possible.

If you are suffering from this problem, it is better to consult with experts at Sports Orthopaedics and leave rest of the work on experts there. You can seek professional opinion about your meniscus tear by calling at +65 6664 8132 or email us.

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