Torn Meniscus

Torn Meniscus in Tampa, Brandon, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Lakeland & Surrounding Regions

torn meniscusAn extremely common injury, meniscal tears occur most frequently during activities that involve pressure on the knee or rotation of the knee. While these injuries are most commonly caused by athletic participation in sports or other high-energy activities, you can incur a meniscal tear doing everyday movements such as kneeling, squatting and lifting. A torn meniscus can be extremely painful and drastically limit your mobility. Symptoms of a torn meniscus include:

  • Pain
  • Stiffness
  • Difficulty extending the knee
  • Hearing a “pop” sound upon injury
  • Joint locking
  • Swelling

A torn meniscus doesn’t have to mean a total knee replacement or even an invasive surgical procedure. At Advanced Regenerative Orthopedics, we can provide many meniscal repairs using far less invasive treatment option such as rest, ice packs, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or arthroscopic knee surgery.

In an arthroscopic procedure, our surgical team can perform a wide range of joint related surgical procedures without leaving the large, unsightly scars associated with more traditional surgeries. If you come to us with an injured meniscus, we may be able to treat your condition by utilizing this type of procedure. During an arthroscopic meniscal repair, our skilled and experienced surgeons will make a small incision of less than ½ of an inch and insert a scope to view your knee joint and perform the surgical corrections necessary to eliminate your pain and restore your joint mobility.

If you live in Tampa, Brandon, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Lakeland or the surrounding regions and believe you may be suffering from a torn meniscus, contact Advanced Regenerative Orthopedics today to schedule an appointment with our well-educated and experienced team of orthopedic doctors and surgeons. Whether your injury requires minimal treatment such as rest and temporary pain management, an arthroscopic surgical intervention, physician-directed stem cell therapy, total knee replacement or another treatment option, our team will ensure that you are on the optimal path for your particular needs.