What is treatment for meniscus tear?

Lots of options. Sometimes it can be as easy as leaving it alone and doing some exercises to help the knee joint unload. Other times it might involve surgery. I would see an orthopedic surgeon to assess your status. There have been some recent advances in the stem cell therapy that might be helpful in healing the tear rather than cutting it out in surgery. Look into regenexx.

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What is the treatment for a medial meniscus tear?

Surgery. Because meniscus tissue is cartilage and has a poor ability to heal, the standard treatment is an arthroscopic meniscus repair or meniscectomy. Read more...

Can you tell me if I have had a meniscus tear, what was the best treatment?

Arthroscopy. For a young person arthroscopic meniscal repair is the best solution. If the meniscus is not repairable or is in a portion of the meniscus that has a poor blood supply("white/ white" zone) , then arthroscopic partial menisectomy is best.meniscal tears generally do not heal and cause pain, ' catching' etc. even in young pts. See your ORS who is proficient @ arthroscopy. Good Luck! Read more...

I've been told I likely have a minor lateral meniscus tear. With conservative treatment only, what could I generally expect as recovery time?

Estimated 3-6 months. Conservative/nonsurgical care for a lateral meniscus tear can include relative rest- esp. from high-impact/cutting activities such as running, heavy hiking, sports, exercise classes; physical therapy; regenerative injections such as platelet-rich plasma and bracing. Meniscal tears are slow to heal as blood supply is poor. If I can help, then join my care team at www.healthtap.com/dr-clarkeholmes. Read more...
6 weeks. A non displaced tear on the periphery of the meniscus will usually heal in 6 weeks. Read more...

What is the right treatment for a sports injury meniscus tear?

See orthopedics. Reduce weighht bearing do not overimmobilize see your md or orthopedist. Read more...
Meniscal tear. Scope partial meniscectomy vs repair-- depends if a peripheral tear, chronic/complex tear. If not a simple, far peripheral, fresh tear, best bet may be partial meniscectomy. Read more...
Surgery. Usually arhtroscopic surgery is required to take care of a meniscal tear. Read more...

I have grade 2 meniscus tear involving posterior medial horn? What treatment would you prescribed for grade 2 meniscal injury?

Meniscus . Just watch it for now. Try an nsaids and avoid any exercise that makes it hurt. A grade 2 signal is a finding on a MRI but it does not represent a complete tear which is a grade 3. Read more...

Doctor, can stem cells therapy be used for treatment of medial meniscus tear?

Perhaps. Some research shows that the pain appears to be less with stem cell injections.Up to 15 percent increase in meniscal volume at one year. There was no additional increase in meniscal volume at year two. Read more...
Maybe. Stem cells have received quiet a bit if attention recently. There is certainly a great deal of potential in this treatment, however at this time the data is really not there. Preliminary studies have been promising in treating musculoskeletal complaints. This all of course depends on the pathology being treated. Stem cells will not fix a large year, but can help heal smaller injuries. . Read more...
YES. You may want to consider stem cell therapy for your meniscal tear. So far the only practice that has significant research and patient base regarding stem cell therapy are the Regenexx Physicians Network. They have over 10,000 patients in their registry with pretty good results. Check out Regenexx.Com. Read more...