The sports medicine experts at TriHealth Orthopedic & Sports Institute and Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine provide patient-centered care, helping you get back to activities you love after a knee injury. Our team offers comprehensive care, from physical therapy to arthroscopic surgery, so you can find the right treatment for your needs. We’ll work with you to heal your injury as quickly and safely as possible with advanced treatment and support along the way.
The meniscus is a C-shaped piece of cartilage in your knee between your shinbone (tibia) and thigh bone (femur). When you participate in activities that involve twisting or rotating your knee, you put extra pressure on the meniscus, which can lead to a meniscus tear.
Meniscus tears are one of the most common knee injuries, affecting roughly 850,000 people in the United States per year.
A meniscus tear most often occurs when you have all of your weight on your knee, then twist or rotate that knee. It can also occur in older adults who have degenerative problems, such as arthritis, in the knee.
A meniscus tear may cause symptoms such as:
Most meniscus tears heal with conservative, non-invasive treatment. However, both surgical and nonsurgical treatments are available and can include:
Certain lifestyle factors raise your risk of a meniscus tear, including:
You can reduce your risk for a meniscus tear by:
Take the first step toward a healthier knee. To learn more or make an appointment with a sports medicine specialist: Call TriHealth at 513 246 2300 or our orthopedic partner, Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, at 513 354 3700.