Friday, 4 August 2017

Are you Suffering from Pain in Meniscus?

A meniscus is a part of cartilage that gives a cushion between the femur (thighbone) and tibia (shinbone). In the each knee joint, there are two menisci which can be torn or damaged during activities. The meniscus can be torn and cause pressure or direct contact from a forced rotation or twist during activities. Heavy lifting, sudden turn or pivot or deep squatting can cause meniscus tear injury. Normally, sports person or athletes are at the risk for meniscus tear but it is also quite common in normal people too.

The meniscus is gradually weakened with the age and cause stiffness and pain in the joints. Older people experiences a meniscus tear due to degeneration as the knee cartilage becomes thinner and weaker with the age.
The symptoms of meniscus tear are
  • Having pain when touch the area
  • Swelling
  • Difficulty in moving knee 
  • Difficulty in motion
  • Feeling of knee catching or locking
A patient may experiences a popping or slipping sensation, which is a true indication that part of cartilage has become loose and blocking the knee joint. If a person experiences any of these signs, it is good to consult with a doctor. The treatment options for meniscus tear can vary from home remedies to outpatient surgery which is completely depends on the severity of the injury.
If a person is not responding to the normal treatment then doctor may suggest arthroscopic surgery. In the surgery, the surgeon will make a tiny incision in the knee and insert tools and a camera to repair or trim away the damaged meniscus. The entire surgery will takes an hour and so. The patient can go home same day of the surgery however, full recovery will take time. Physical exercises and proper rest is recommended after the surgery. It takes at least six weeks to complete recovery. Knee brace or crutches are suggested to wear during this time period.
Shree Meenakshi Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Clinic,  has all the modern equipments and techniques to perform surgery for meniscus tear treatment in New Delhi. Dr. Raju is a well-known surgeon for knee injuries and one of the best  orthopaedic doctor in new delhi . The hospital has a good hold on knee surgeries and has a high rate of successful surgeries.