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Knee Popping After Meniscus Surgery

Meniscus surgery is a widely performed surgery for meniscus tears with 34,966 performed in 2015 (1).  What is a knee meniscus?  What is meniscus surgery?  What can I expect after arthroscopic knee surgery?  Why is my knee popping after meniscus surgery?  Let’s dig in. What is a Knee Meniscus? The meniscus is a figure-eight fibrocartilage … Continued

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

How a Meniscectomy Destroyed a Patient’s Knee and Hope

At the Centeno-Schultz Clinic, we witness the destructive and oftentimes permanent affects of orthopedic surgery on patients. It can result in a deterioration of their function, an escalation in time, and, equally important, an erosion of their hopes and dreams. Knee meniscectomy is one such surgery… Understanding Knee Meniscectomy Meniscectomy is a common orthopedic procedure … 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

Meniscus Tears & Surgery, Part II

Yesterday, I blogged on the structure and function of the meniscus. Today, I’ll discuss some of the current literature on meniscus tears and surgery. This is commonly referred to by orthopedic surgeons as cleaning up or fixing the meniscus, however, what is genuinely happening is the removal of a portion of the cushion and stabilizing … Continued

How Effective Is Meniscus Surgery? A Review

The meniscus is a fibrocartilage cushion between the femur and tibia that serves as a shock absorber. Each knee has both a medial and lateral meniscus. Meniscus surgery, like so many other surgeries, have been the go-to, even when there are far better options available. Each meniscus has three distinct parts: anterior horn, posterior horn, … 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

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You May Not Be Satisfied With Your Meniscus Surgery

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

Consequences of Meniscus Surgery: Progression of Knee Arthritis

At the Centeno-Schultz Clinic, we are committed to providing image-guided injections of PRP and stem cells for common orthopedic conditions so that patients can avoid surgery. Orthopedic surgery is associated with a number of complications, which include, but are not limited to, infection, escalation in pain, deep vein thrombus and failure. A patient I saw … Continued