Torn Meniscus Treatment at ORA Orthopedics in the Quad Cities
Torn meniscus treatment is one of many specialties at ORA Orthopedics – the largest and most preferred orthopedic practice in the Quad Cities. For more than half a century, families in Moline, IL, Bettendorf, IA, Davenport, IA, and surrounding communities have placed their trust and orthopedic health in our hands.
The knee features two menisci, or c-shaped pieces of cartilage, which act as shock absorbers between the shinbone and thighbone. A meniscus can tear partially or completely following a forceful twisting motion of the knee, such as an abrupt pivot when an athlete makes a sudden change in direction. Individuals who participate in sports are particularly vulnerable to meniscus tears, but this injury can occur at any age.
Conservative (non-surgical) torn meniscus treatment is often recommended to reduce uncomfortable symptoms and improve knee function before surgical intervention is considered. Common conservative treatments include:
- Periods of rest to promote healing and avoid further damage
- Ice therapy to reduce pain and swelling in the knee
- Physical therapy to strengthen knee muscles and stabilize the joint
Those who still experience knee pain and dysfunction following conservative treatment or who have a severely torn meniscus may be candidates for surgery. At ORA Orthopedics in the Quad Cities, our experienced team of surgeons practices the latest minimally invasive techniques while performing arthroscopic and traditional meniscus repair surgeries. Our surgical experience and vast resources yield better results for our patients, during every step of treatment and recovery.
Contact ORA Orthopedics to schedule an appointment with an ORA doctor, who will provide details on torn meniscus treatment options to help you make an informed decision regarding your care. We have multiple centers located throughout the Quad Cities for the convenience of our patients.