The Importance of Repairing a Meniscal Root Tear

The Importance of Repairing a Meniscal Root Tear

Meniscal root tears are a common injury. In fact, they account for more than 10% of knee injuries. While they have been around for many years, it is only recently, in the past 5 – 10 years, that it has been recognized as a specific injury and one that is very important to have repaired.

4 Signs That You May Have A Torn Meniscus

4 Signs That You May Have A Torn Meniscus

The Meniscus is the cartilage that lives in the knee and acts as a cushion between the tibia and femur. It is a C-shaped structure that is located on both the outside and inside of the knee. The meniscus provides 50% of the weight bearing in the joint. If it is torn the femur and tibia start to carry the load, which can lead to joint degeneration and early arthritis, if not addressed.

Arthritis and instability of the kneecap

Arthritis and instability of the kneecap

The knee has three individual areas, called compartments, that can be impacted by arthritis or osteoarthritis. One of those areas is the knee cap. Known technically as patellofemoral arthritis, it occurs when the cartilage becomes worn away beneath the kneecap. This...