Meniscus Tear Treatment
Causes of a meniscus tear
Symptoms of a meniscus tear
The meniscus tear occurs with a popping sound near the knee joint followed by:
Diagnosing a meniscus tear
Through clinical and physical examination the doctor evaluates the extent of damage to the meniscus cartilage and plan treatment options accordingly. An imaging test is suggested to show in detail the severity of the condition and to determine the cause of meniscus cartilage damage.
Treatment options a meniscus tear
At Venkateswara Hospital, the Knee Meniscus is treated to recover from the damage and to prevent further damage to the affected cartilage. The doctor evaluates the condition and provides instant relief using ice, compression, and elevation to reduce pain and swelling. Over the pain medications and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are prescribed to reduce pain and swelling around the affected knee. The doctor provides instructions to reduce further damage to the knee by limiting activities that apply pressure on the knee joint area.
Surgical treatment methods for meniscus tear include arthroscopic Torn Meniscus surgery that is minimally invasive and provides faster recovery from the medical condition and surgery. During the surgery, the damaged cartilage is repaired through small incisions made in the knee area to ease the pain and stiffness. During the surgery, an arthroscope that has a camera attached to its end is inserted through small incision. After evaluating the damage, more incisions are made to insert surgical tools to repair the damaged meniscus cartilage. The surgery lasts for about an hour.
After the arthroscopy surgery, physical therapy is provided by a qualified physiotherapist to increase the knee mobility and stability and to reduce swelling and stiffness.
At Kovilpatti Venkateswara Hospital, we provide the most advanced and sophisticated diagnostics and treatments techniques for meniscus tear. We bring together a multidisciplinary team of highly qualified and well experienced medical and surgical specialists who offer patients safe and effective treatments and rehabilitative programs to bring the patient back to routine at the earliest. To know more about meniscus tear treatment, book an appointment now.
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