A meniscus injury is common among athletes and can lead to ongoing pain and knee instability. The menisci are c-shaped pieces of fibrocartilage that cover the knee and play an extremely important role in distributing the load across the knee and to protect the articular cartilage. The meniscus is made up of the medial and lateral meniscus each serving as a shock absorber within the knee.
Injuries to both the medial and lateral meniscus will vary in severity and some cases can be considered quite complex and severe. Dr. LaPrade offers multiple meniscus treatment options and is a skilled expert in treating meniscal injuries. The treatments he offers are listed below.