Henderson Meniscus Tear Treatment
Are you limping round because of knee pain? Is it difficult to bend at the knee? Then you need to see Dr. Richard Woodworth of Woodworth Orthopedics and Sports Medicine for a consultation about Henderson meniscus tear treatment
. He is the doctor you can rely upon to correctly diagnose and treat your knee pain. He is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports related injuries and joint reconstruction. He uses the most innovative techniques and procedures in orthopedic care. With a passion for minimally invasive procedures, his practice focuses on arthroscopy and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee and ankle. Upon your first visit with us, you will be welcomed by a friendly and experienced staff whose mission is to help you get well quickly and as completely as possible.
Each knee has two menisci and injury to them is quite common. Their job is to keep the knee joint steady. A meniscus tear is usually caused by twisting or turning quickly, often with the foot planted while the knee is bent. They can occur when you lift something heavy or are engaged in a sports activity. As you get older, your menisci become worn which makes them more likely to tear. The Henderson meniscus tear treatment is based upon the type of tear you have sustained. There are three types of meniscus tears has its own set of symptoms. With a minor tear, you may have slight pain and swelling. This usually goes away in 2 or 3 weeks. A moderate tear can cause pain at the side or center of your knee. Swelling slowly gets worse over 2 or 3 days. This may make your knee feel stiff and limit how you can bend your knee, but walking is usually possible. You might feel a sharp pain when you twist your knee or squat. These symptoms may go away in 1 or 2 weeks but can come back if you twist or overuse your knee. The pain may come and go for years if the tear isn't treated. In severe tears, pieces of the torn meniscus can move into the joint space. This can make your knee catch, pop, or lock. You may not be able to straighten it. Your knee may feel "wobbly" or give way without warning. It may swell and become stiff right after the injury or within 2 or 3 days.
The severity of your meniscus injury will indicate the course of Henderson meniscus tear treatment
. After a careful examination, Dr. Woodworth will discuss your best options. Non-surgical interventions may be indicated. But if surgery is your best chance of recovery, our experienced doctor will perform a minimally invasive procedure, arthroscopy, to get you back in the game quickly and thoroughly. So if your knees are bothering you, call us for an appointment today.
By Woodworth Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
February 7, 2018