The treatment approach depends on the symptoms experienced, the age of the patient, the pattern of the tear, and whether or not arthritis is present in the knee. Conservative options include rest, activity modification, ice, anti-inflammatory medication and steroid injections. If pain and/or functional limitations persist, minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery is a good option. This involves trimming the torn segment of the meniscus while preserving the intact tissue. Sometimes a repair can be possible, based on the patient age, nature of the tear and duration from injury.
At Oceana Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center, Dr. Aboka performs minimally invasive Arthroscopic Partial Meniscectomy and Meniscus Repair Surgery.
This procedure is outpatient/same-day surgery, and leads to less pain and scarring and quicker recovery and return to pain-free function.