Meniscal Knee Surgery
Our experienced New York orthopedic knee surgeons know what to do
Torn meniscus injuries are among the most common knee injuries, but just because many people sustain them, that doesn’t mean they’re any less painful or difficult to deal with. That’s why it’s critical that you talk with a doctor as soon as possible about the different knee injury medical procedures available to you.
Our board-certified, fellowship-trained, New York orthopedic knee surgeons at IMC Bone Doc can explain all the different surgical knee injury treatments available to you. We know what to do because our doctors at Island Musculoskeletal Care have more than 100 years of combined medical experience. That’s why we want to meet with you right away. Schedule an immediate appointment right now. Many of our doctors have same day appointments available.
What is meniscal knee surgery?
Your meniscus is the C-shaped piece of cartilage located between your shinbone (tibia) and your thighbone (menisci). Sometimes, the meniscus can be torn, especially if a person’s knee twists or rotates too fast.
Sometimes, a torn meniscus will heal on its own without surgery. Rest, ice and pain relief medications may be all that’s needed to recover in certain circumstances. Often, meniscal knee surgery may be necessary.
There are several surgical options available for a torn meniscus, including:
- Removing the meniscus (meniscectomy)
- Meniscus replacement
- Meniscus repair
How do I know if I need meniscal knee surgery?
Deciding whether or not you need meniscal knee surgery can be an important, complicated decision. That’s why it’s important to consult with one of our physicians, who can properly diagnose you and explain different available treatment options.
In order to determine what’s wrong with your knee, we may need to take an MRI scan of your knee. That’s why each of our seven office locations has an MRI machine. That way, we can properly diagnose what’s wrong with your knee.
In general, whether or not you need surgery will often depend on several factors, including:
- Severity of your injury
- Size of your meniscus tear
- Location of your injury
- Your physical condition
- Your age
Trust our NYC knee surgeons to perform your meniscal knee operation
Don’t try to diagnose yourself. If you have a torn meniscus or another type of meniscus injury, schedule an appointment with a doctor at our medical practice. We can help. We have the latest, state-of-the-art equipment, which we can use to evaluate your injury. We’re also familiar with the most effective techniques for treating meniscus knee injuries.
Contact us and make an appointment now. We have seven offices conveniently located in the greater New York City and Long Island area. Schedule an appointment online or call 1-888-BONE-DOC (266-3362).
Our medical practice is in network and accepts coverage by most major insurance providers. As a result, your operation might not cost you anything, particularly if you’re undergoing knee surgery due to a work-related injury. Workers’ compensation often covers meniscal knee operations. Talk to a New York meniscal knee surgeon at IMC Bone Doc to learn more.