While some meniscal injuries can be helped by non-surgical treatments, tears to your meniscus often require a meniscus surgery to correct the issue and restore your joint health. Meniscal tears are extremely common and can occur in patients of all ages. Often reported as a “twisted knee”, meniscal injuries are typically caused by a forceful or unnatural rotation of the knee.
Your meniscus is actually made of cartilage, and its primary functions are to act as a cushion between both your thigh and shin bone and assist in your mobility. When you tear or otherwise damage your meniscus, you will often experience a great deal of pain as well as a considerable decrease in range of motion. At Advanced Regenerative Orthopedics, our skilled orthopedic surgeons are well-versed in meniscus surgery and have performed successful meniscal repairs for patients throughout the greater Tampa Bay area for years.
More often than not, our surgical team will perform your meniscus surgery with an arthroscopic knee procedure. Unlike with more invasive open knee surgeries, an arthroscopic knee surgery requires only a few very minor incisions, each of less than ½ of an inch. Our advanced surgeons are able to utilize these small openings to insert the necessary surgical instruments required to correct your condition. By repairing your meniscus with an arthroscopic knee surgery, you can enjoy the following benefits and more:
- Minimal Scarring
- Increased Mobility
- Pain Relief
- Increased Range of Motion
Advanced Regenerative Orthopedics is known for providing our patients with the least invasive treatment plan possible, while still meeting our patients’ goals of long-term pain relief and improved joint health. We are proud to welcome patients from Tampa, Brandon, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Lakeland or the neighboring cities, so contact us today to schedule an appointment to determine if arthroscopic knee surgery can be utilized for your meniscus surgery or if other, non-surgical treatments might work for you.