Meniscal Injury Treatment
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What Is A Meniscus Tear Injury?
The meniscus is a piece of cartilage that provides a cushion between your femur (thighbone) and tibia (shinbone). There are two menisci in each knee joint.
They can be damaged or torn during activities that put pressure on or rotate the knee joint. Taking a hard tackle on the football field or a sudden pivot on the basketball court can result in a meniscus tear.
What are the Cause of Meniscus Tear?
There are two main causes of meniscus tears, injuries and degenerative conditions. Most of the time, these injuries occur when the knee is bent and then twists, which tends to occur often during sports. Many times, a meniscus tear is just a part of a larger injury, such as a ligament injury.
What are the Symptoms of Meniscus Tear?
Of course, the most common symptom of both partial and total meniscus tears is pain, especially when the leg is extended (held out straight). Depending on how badly the meniscus is torn, the pain can range from mild to severe. The pain can be extreme when pieces of the meniscus get caught between the thigh bone and shin bone. For both partial and total tears, there will be swelling, and patients may either hear popping sounds in their knee, or their knee may even feel weak. To properly diagnose a meniscus tear, a physician will perform a complete examination, and in some cases, an MRI may be performed.
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Nonsurgical treatments for meniscal tears include:
As a first line of treatment, RICE consists of (1) resting, (2) icing at regular intervals, (3) compressing the knee with a compression wrap, and (4) elevating the injured knee. This initial approach will help keep the swelling at bay in the first few hours and days following the injury.
A type of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication (NSAID), such as ibuprofen (E.g. Advil), may be given to reduce swelling shortly after the injury.
Prescribed physical therapy is often recommended after the injury, after surgery, or both. The goals of physical therapy are usually to control pain and swelling, help restore the normal range of motion to the knee, improve strength in the muscles that support the knee.
Neuromuscular electrical stimulation of the muscles in the knee may be used with the goal of strengthening the meniscus and surrounding tissues.
Corticosteroid injections into the knee joint may be used in order to relieve pain or inflammation in the soft tissue of the knee.