Howard Anthony Rose, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon & Sports Medicine located in Manhasset, NY & Upper East Side, New York, NY
If you stay active with soccer or other high-impact sports, you may be at increased risk for a painful meniscus tear. At the offices of Howard Anthony Rose MD PC in the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Manhasset, New York, you can find comprehensive surgical solutions for meniscus repair. Dr. Rose uses the latest minimally invasive arthroscopy techniques to repair damaged tissue and restore function in your knee without a long recovery time. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Rose online or by phone to learn more about the benefits of minimally invasive meniscus repair surgery.
Meniscus Repair Q & A
What is a meniscus?
Within your knee are c-shaped pieces of protective cartilage known as the medial and lateral meniscus. These structures help to protect the lining of your joint bones and ensure they can glide freely when you move your knee. The menisci also absorb the shocks of your movement to protect your overall knee joint.
Due to a fall or a sports-related injury, you can develop a tear in your meniscus. A tear is often the result of moving your knee quickly while your foot remains planted on the ground.
What are the symptoms of a meniscus tear?
When you develop a meniscus tear, you may have swelling and pain in your knee soon after the incident. You may also experience:
- Leg weakness
- Locking of your knee
- Difficulty climbing stairs
- Pain with twisting and squatting
If pain and swelling don’t resolve with over-the-counter medications and rest, you shouldn’t delay a diagnostic evaluation with Dr. Rose to prevent a worsening of your condition.
How is a meniscus tear diagnosed?
To confirm that your symptoms relate to a meniscus tear and not another underlying health condition, Dr. Rose reviews your personal and family medical history and physically examines your knee for signs of swelling or infection.
You may also have imaging tests, such as an MRI, so Dr. Rose can evaluate the severity of the tear.
What’s involved in meniscus repair?
This type of procedure requires only small incisions to access the soft tissues of your knee. He may remove damaged pieces of tissue (meniscectomy) and suture the remaining structure together, so it can heal properly.
Following meniscus repair surgery, Dr. Rose monitors your healing process and focuses on restoring your normal knee function through physical therapy and at-home exercises.
To find out if you’re a candidate for meniscus repair surgery, schedule an appointment with Dr. Rose by calling the office of Howard Anthony Rose MD PC nearest you or by booking a visit through the online system.