A meniscus tear is an injury to the shock absorber of the knee joint. Two types of cartilage are in the knee. The meniscus is a type of cartilage that sits between the thigh bone and shin bone. The meniscus functions to cushion the knee joint and provide stability to the knee joint. A meniscus tear is a common injury to the meniscus.
Non-Surgical Treatments for a Meniscus Tear:
Depending on the size and type of the meniscus tear, and the physical demands of the patient, these may be the only treatments necessary. A cortisone injection can be a helpful treatment to reduce inflammation within the joint, but it will not help heal the meniscus tear. If these treatments fail to provide relief, a surgical procedure may be recommended.