Meniscus Tears

Meniscus tears are  the most common knee injuries. Athletes are at risk for meniscus tears.  Anyone at any age can tear the meniscus.

meniscus tears

Normal knee anatomy. The menisci are two rubbery disks that help cushion the knee joint.


The treatment will depend on many  factors,  age, symptoms, activity level,the type, size, and location of the tear.

Nonsurgical Treatment

RICE. The RICE protocol is effective for most sports-related injuries. RICE stands for Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation.

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). .

platelet-rich plasma (PRP).

Surgical Treatment

If your symptoms persist with nonsurgical treatment.

Partial meniscectomy.  In this procedure, the damaged meniscus tissue is trimmed away.

 Meniscus repair.