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My Knee Hurts When I Bend It and Straighten It: A Quickstart Guide

Do you have daily knee pain despite having no major trauma or precipitating event?  Has physical therapy, rest and NSAIDs failed to provide relief?  It is very frustrating and can keep you on the sidelines.  To learn more please read below to answer the following questions:  What are the different types of knee pain that … Continued


Knee Popping: Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Here is a full guide on what causes knee popping, possible diagnoses, and suitable treatments to solve your knee problems. Possible Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment Knee popping can be a sensation that something is moving around in the knee. There may also be an audible sound associated with the popping, which in medical terms is … Continued


How To Heal A Torn Meniscus Naturally

If you have, or suspect you have a torn meniscus, and you’re wondering how to heal a torn meniscus naturally, you’ve landed on the right post. You may be wondering: Do I need surgery? Can you heal a torn meniscus naturally? The short answer is: It depends. What Is a Meniscus? The meniscus is a … Continued


How to Read a Knee MRI for Meniscal Tear

How to Read a Knee MRI for Meniscal Tear

Dr. Chris Centeno discusses how to read a knee MRI for meniscal tears and what you need to know about such tears. Transcript Hi, this is Dr. Centeno. And I’d like to go over today How to Read Your Knee MRI: Focus on the Meniscus. I have a whole series of these and reading a … Continued


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Knee Popping After Meniscus Surgery

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.


Meniscus Tear Recovery Time Without 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


Is PRP an Effective Treatment Option for Meniscus Tears?

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


Regenerative Orthopedic Medicine & Meniscus Tears, Part I

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


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Watch Dr. Pitts Perform a Meniscus Tear Treatment

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


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Another Reason to Say No to Meniscus Surgery: Knee Arthritis

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