Wednesday, 31 March 2021

Meniscal Injuries

The piece of cartilage that provides a cushion effect in the knee joint, between your thigh bone and shinbone is called the meniscus. This small cartilage is prone to injury during activities that put pressure on or rotate the knee joint. A hard tackle on the football field, sudden pivot during basketball or even getting up too quickly from a squatting position can result in meniscal injuries. The meniscus also weakens due to degenerative changes with age and conditions like osteoarthritis which causes stiffness in your joints. Weaker and thinner meniscus is more prone to tear/injury. Some of signs that may suggest a meniscal injury are:

  •     A popping sound around your knee joint
  •     Pain and swelling
  •     Difficulty to move the knee or achieve a full range of motion
  •     Knee appears locked
  •     A feeling that the knee is unable to support you

If any of these symptoms persist for more than a few days or occur after a knee injury, seek medical help from an orthopedician.

Regenerative Medicine for Meniscal Injuries

At Regencare, we have seen excellent results with regenerative medicine using Orthogen-P  to help heal these injuries without the need of long term medications or surgery. This treatment helps to stimulate natural healing and repairs the meniscus to provide stability to the knee. Most of our patients have returned to their daily activities almost immediately. By strictly adhering to our treatment protocols, your knee can have the mobility and function it had before the injury.

Blog reviewed by: Dr Vineeth MB
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