What is the Meniscus?
The meniscus is cartilage in the knee that acts as a shock absorber as well as helping control the motion of knee bending, straightening, and twisting. Often this tissue tears with excessive load in a weightbearing position with a knee twist. While a tear in the meniscus is often excised or repaired surgically, often people can rehabilitate through this injury without surgery. At Goodell Physical Therapy, we can help diagnose a torn meniscus and provide guidance in safe, proper rehabilitation technique, as well as recommend a good orthopedic surgeon if necessary.