Torn Meniscus Treatment for Patients in Hampton, Newport News, Williamsburg, VA & the Surrounding Areas
A torn meniscus is a common knee injury that can result from engaging in activities that cause the joint to twist or rotate while bearing the pressure of the body’s weight. Examples include sports that require sudden turns and stops, such as soccer, tennis, and basketball. While a torn meniscus can cause knee pain, swelling, and stiffness, a prompt diagnosis and proper treatment can prevent it from keeping you from the activities that you enjoy. For patients in Hampton, Newport News, and Williamsburg, Virginia, a full range of treatment options is available from the fellowship-trained surgeons and in-house team of physical therapists at Tidewater Orthopaedics.
The menisci are two wedge-shaped pieces of cartilage situated between the femur (thigh bone) and tibia (shin bone) at the point where those bones come together at the knee. These tough and rubbery cushions, which act as shock absorbers for the knee joint, can weaken over time as part of the natural aging process. A torn meniscus can result from trauma or degeneration, and can occur on its own or along with another knee injury, such as an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear.
At Tidewater Orthopaedics in Hampton Roads, we believe in educating our patients about their conditions to help them make more informed treatment decisions. When you consult with one of our physicians about a torn meniscus or other injury, you can expect:
- A full discussion of your condition
- An explanation of your treatment options, including both surgical and non-surgical alternatives, along with a recommendation of the best approach for you
- Answers to your questions
- A realistic prognosis for your recovery
To determine whether you may be able to regain mobility with a regimen of physical therapy or other form of conservative treatment, or if surgery is advised for treating your torn meniscus, an experienced physician at Tidewater Orthopaedics will thoroughly evaluate the severity of your condition, along with your overall health and wellness level.
In addition to torn meniscus treatments for patients in Newport News, Hampton, and Williamsburg, VA, Tidewater Orthopaedics offers surgical and non-surgical treatments for a wide variety of other sports injuries and musculoskeletal conditions, including ACL tears, rotator cuff tears, fractures, ligament sprains, muscle strains, and more. For additional information about our services or to schedule a personal consultation, call us at 757-827-2480.