The meniscus is a C-shaped piece of tough, rubbery cartilage that acts as a shock absorber between your shinbone and thighbone. It can be torn if you suddenly twist your knee while bearing weight on it. A torn meniscus is one of the most common knee injuries. Statistics show that about 61 of 100,000 people experience an acute tear of the meniscus. Commonly these type of injuries are due to sudden sports related trauma.
In most cases, if a meniscus tear is located on the outer part of the meniscus, there is a chance that it may heal well on its own. However, due to the lack of blood supply if the tear is located on the inner two-thirds – it will most likely require surgery.
In conclusion, Carolinas Pain Center can help guide you through the process of healing your acute meniscus tear. Patients’ receives an individualized, multidisciplinary approach to care and a personal treatment plan.