What are Meniscus and what role do they play?
Meniscus is a soft cartilaginous cushion between bones of the knee joint. Each knee has two menisci which helps to absorb the shock forces that a knee encounters when you are walking, running or twisting your knees. It not only helps in evenly distributing the weight across the joint surface but also helps to distribute the fluid that lubricates the knee.
What causes of Meniscal tear?
Meniscus is usually injured when you suddenly twist or turn, like playing a sports or running and jogging. It is common in young athletic people but can happen in elderly population as a sequel of the degenerative process of the knee joint.
What are the symptoms and how is it diagnosed:
In 50 % of cases patients are usually asymptomatic, means they will never know they even had a tear. In rest it can cause pain and swelling on the inner side of knee or the outside of the knee depending which meniscus is torn. Pain worsens on twisting, turning, climbing and trying to squat and bend down. In few cases you might get a locked knee while trying to walk. This is typically a meniscal extrusion symptom, which means meniscus is torn and caught in between the bones.
You might even experience a click when you move and would find it difficult to keep the knee straight.
A careful clinical history, physical examination and an MRI combined with a MSK Ultrasound gives a very clear idea of the location of the tear and its dynamic implications.
How the Meniscal tears are treated:
Routinely a conservative approach in form of physiotherapy and some pain medications are tried first. In case of failure in recovery arthroscopic meniscectomy surgery used to be next on offering, but recent studies by Katz JN has shown otherwise doi: 10.1002/art.41082, those who opt for knee meniscectomy surgery are likely to undergo a knee replacement surgery within 5 years as observed in over a 60 month study. Even the New York Times has published it as unnecessary and useless category in terms of surgical repair.
Encouraging a natural healing for the meniscus we at Axis Clinics have been treating meniscal tears with precise implantation of orthobiologics which are the patient’s own healing cells under ultrasound and X-ray guidance. It has shown evidence based results and is the best alternative to a surgery. It helps in decreasing down time, boasts an early recovery and helps protect your knee in a natural way.
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