Meniscus Tear Surgery in Jaipur

Meniscus Tear Surgery in Jaipur

Meniscus tear is a type of knee injury. This knee injury is very painful and debilitating to the body. A meniscus tear is an injury to the soft bone (cartilage) of the knee. The meniscus is a piece of cartilage in the knee that keeps the joint stable and prevents wear and tear of the bones. Looking for meniscus tear surgery in Jaipur, book an appointment with Dr. Arun Partani at Partani clinic, Jaipur.

Sometimes Meniscus Tear is caused by playing sports such as football, volleyball, or by jumping and other sports activities. It also occurs when some type of activity is performed such as running which can result in a sudden change of direction in the knee, such as an ACL injury. The meniscus weakens with age, so meniscus tears are more common in people who are older athletes. Meniscus tear causes pain, swelling, and stiffness in the knee. Due to this, there may be a feeling of obstruction in the movement of the knee and it is difficult to fully extend the knee.

Symptoms of a Meniscus Tear

When Meniscus Tear occurs, a popping sound i.e. ‘chatter’ sound is heard around the knee joint. If the following symptoms appear along with a cracking sound in the knee, then there may be a problem of the meniscus tear. the common symptoms of a meniscus tear are as follows:

  • There is pain around the knee.
  • Swelling occurs due to a Meniscus Tear of the knee.
  • There is a problem with doing any type of knee movement.
  • It is difficult to support the knee.

Sometimes, along with a cracking feeling in the Meniscus Tear, there is also a feeling of blockage in the knee joint, in which a piece of cartilage starts feeling loose. Long-term persistence of such symptoms can be a sign of a serious knee problem. If such kinds of symptoms start occurring then an orthopedic doctor should be contacted immediately.

Causes of Meniscus Tear

  • The meniscus in the knee weakens with age. Men over the age of 30 are more likely to have a meniscus tear. Injuries can be caused by activities such as squatting or stepping and by a weak meniscus.
  • If you already have osteoarthritis, you are more likely to injure your knee and cause a meniscus tear.
  • Osteoarthritis worsens with age, leading to joint pain and stiffness when the meniscus tears. There is a problem of a meniscus tear in people due to the following reasons.
  • The meniscus tear is caused by certain movements of the knee, which include direct contact or pressure from a strong flexion or rotation.
  • Athletes are most at risk of a knee meniscus tear. Sudden bends, deep squatting, or lifting heavy weights can also lead to a meniscus tear in the knee.
  • Sports such as football, basketball, and tennis can also cause a meniscus tear. Sports that require sudden turns and stops are also at the highest risk of developing a meniscus tear.
  • Cases of meniscus tear of the knee in children have also increased nowadays, due to the fact that children are participating in sports at an early age. Concentrating on just one sport can also cause meniscus tears in children.

Diagnosis

If a person is showing symptoms of a meniscus tear in his knee, then he may have a problem with a meniscus tear. The meniscus tear of the knee in a person is examined in the following way-

  • Physical Exam: After telling the symptoms to the doctor, they examine your knee, in this, the movement and motion of the knee are tested. In addition to taking a closer look at the bone near the bone in the knee, the doctor can do the McMurray test. In this test, the knee is bent straightened, and rotated. If the popping is heard during this test, then it will be a sign of a meniscus tear of the knee.
  • Imaging Test: Imaging tests may be done to confirm that there is a meniscus tear. This includes the following:
  • X-Ray of Knee: Meniscus tear is not visible in this test, it is done to determine whether osteoarthritis is the cause of knee pain.
  • MRI: MRI uses a magnetic field to take multiple images of the knee. An MRI takes pictures of the cartilage and ligament to determine if there is a meniscus tear.
  • Ultrasound: Ultrasound uses sound waves to take an image inside the body. This determines if there is any loose cartilage in the knee.
  • Arthroscopy: Doctors suggest arthroscopy when the cause of knee pain is not known by the above techniques.

Treatment

If a person is showing symptoms of the problem of Meniscus Tear of the knee, then initially treatment should be done with things like rest, ice compress, bandage. Do not do activities that aggravate knee pain. If the pain is not relieved, then contact the doctor to find out the meniscus tear of the knee.

After confirming a Meniscus Tear injury to the knee, the doctor may give you medications, as well as recommend physical therapy to strengthen the muscles around the knee. Physical therapy can help reduce pain and increase mobility and stability of the knee. The doctor or physiotherapist may also use techniques such as massage to reduce swelling and stiffness.

Surgery

If medicines and physiotherapy are not showing effect, then the doctor may recommend arthroscopic surgery to repair the meniscus tear of the knee. After the surgery, on the basis of the tests, the doctor recommends diet, exercise, and taking medicines. You can also approach Dr. Arun Partani, he is one of the finest and most experienced knee arthroscopy surgeon in Jaipur, has done thousands of knee surgeries with a hundred percent success rate.

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