The knee meniscus is a figure-eight fibrocartilage that acts as a shock absorber and is susceptible to injury. Dr. Schultz discusses the multiple causes of knee popping after meniscus surgery.
Knee pain can arise from different structures including cartilage, ligaments and meniscus. What is a meniscus tear? How long is meniscus tear recovery time without surgery? Let’s dig in. What is a Knee Meniscus? The meniscus is a figure-eight fibrocartilage that acts as a shock absorber between your thigh and shin bones. There are … Continued
High-level evidence in peer-reviewed journals has demonstrated that surgical repair of meniscus tears is no more effective than PT or sham surgery and also predisposes patients to early-onset arthritis. Prior blogs have discussed this in detail. What Is a Knee Meniscus? The knee meniscus is a crescent-shaped fibrocartilaginous structure seated between the femur (thigh bone) and … Continued
The last few days were used to discuss meniscus tears and the lacking evidence that surgical interventions provide. See the most recent evidence at Am J Sports Med. 2010 Sep;38(9):1907-16. Epub 2010 Jun 29. Turning to regenerative orthopedic medicine and meniscus tears, let’s consider other options. Today I’ll discuss attempting to reverse meniscus displacement outside the … Continued
We can write post after post telling you all about the conditions we treat at the Centeno-Schultz Clinic, but to best understand what we do in interventional orthopedics, it’s helpful to actually watch a treatment in progress. Today, we’re bringing you inside a procedure suite with Dr. Pitts as he treats a young athlete’s meniscus … Continued
Orthopedic surgeons perform about 700,000 knee meniscus surgeries every year in the United States, making it the most-performed knee procedure in the country. So you’d think there must be an abundance of research showing this procedure works. Unfortunately, this is not the case; in fact, study after study has shown meniscus surgery to be ineffective … Continued
You’ve been having some knee pain, so your physician sends you for an MRI of the knee. The radiologist reports findings of a meniscus tear, and your doctor recommends meniscus repair. You’re first question is likely, Will this fix my knee pain? If it does, you are likely to be happy with your meniscus surgery, … Continued