As an expert orthopedic specialist at Empire Orthopaedic and Pain Management Specialists, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive care for a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions. Our practice is committed to delivering personalized treatment plans tailored to each patient's unique needs.

A torn meniscus is a common knee injury that occurs when the cartilage in the knee, known as the meniscus, is torn due to twisting, pivoting, or sudden movements of the knee joint. Meniscal tears can vary in severity, ranging from small, minor tears to large, complex tears that affect knee function. At Empire Orthopaedic and Pain Management Specialists, we specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of torn meniscus injuries, offering comprehensive care to alleviate pain and restore knee function.

When you experience a torn meniscus, you may experience symptoms such as pain, swelling, stiffness, catching or locking of the knee, and difficulty straightening the knee fully. Our team of orthopedic specialists begins the evaluation process with a thorough assessment of your injury, often utilizing physical examination maneuvers and imaging studies such as MRI to confirm the diagnosis and determine the location and severity of the tear.

Treatment options for torn meniscus injuries at Empire Orthopaedic and Pain Management Specialists may include:

  • Conservative therapies: For small, stable tears, we may recommend conservative treatments such as rest, ice therapy, compression, elevation, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and physical therapy to reduce pain and inflammation, improve knee function, and promote healing.
  • Meniscal repair: For tears located in the outer edge of the meniscus with good blood supply, we may recommend meniscal repair surgery to sew the torn edges of the meniscus together and promote healing.
  • Meniscectomy: For larger or complex tears that cannot be repaired, we may perform a meniscectomy procedure to trim or remove the torn portion of the meniscus while preserving as much healthy tissue as possible.
  • Rehabilitation: Regardless of the treatment approach, we provide comprehensive rehabilitation programs focused on strengthening the muscles around the knee, improving range of motion, and enhancing joint stability to facilitate recovery and prevent future injuries.

Our team of experts will work with you to find the best treatment plan for your needs.

We offer everything from chiropractic care to massage therapy to acupuncture. And our state-of-the-art facilities are equipped with the latest technology to ensure you get the best possible care.

Ready to Live a Pain-Free Life?

When you choose Empire Orthopaedic and Pain Management Specialists for your orthopedic needs, you can trust that you’re receiving top-notch care from a team of dedicated professionals committed to helping you live life to the fullest, free from musculoskeletal pain and limitations. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and take the first step toward a healthier, more active lifestyle.