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Meniscus Rehabilitation Beverly Hills

By Steven Meier

When a patient suffers a tear to the meniscus (the cartilage found on both sides of each knee that supports and keeps the knee in place) orthopedic specialists have several options for treatment, depending on the degree of the tear and the likelihood that it will heal on its own. In most cases, a tear is mild or moderate and will respond to a variation of ice, rest, and some form of medication. In cases where the tear is more severe and a portion of the torn meniscus has moved into the joint space, it is often necessary for an orthopedic surgeon to surgically remove the torn fragment.

Meniscus Rehabilitation Beverly Hills

Anyone can suffer from a meniscal tear at some point in time. As one of the most common knee injuries, a meniscal tear can affect anyone from professional athletes to amateur golfers and power walkers. Any pressure and forceful movement of the knee joint can result in a meniscal tear, in addition to the normal wear and tear of everyday movement. Dr. Steven Meier, an orthopedic and sports medicine surgeon, treats many patients for meniscus rehabilitation in Beverly Hills.

A mild or moderate meniscus tear is usually accompanied by pain and swelling, depending on the severity of the tear, a few days after the injury occurs. Avoiding further pressure on the knee and applying ice and rest often allows for the tear to heal on its own with time, without the need for surgery. In cases where the tear is more severe and the cartilage has moved into the joint space, the pain and swelling will be much more intense and it is often difficult to fully extend the knee. If surgery is necessary to repair a meniscal tear, an orthopedic surgeon like Dr. Meier will prescribe a course of exercise and physical therapy post-surgery to get the patient moving again.

Next, read about torn meniscus repair surgery.

Dr. Steven Meier
Steven Meier

Dr. Steven Meier is a renowned board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in regenerative sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Meier believes in treating each patient individually according to their needs.

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