What is the treatment for a torn lateral meniscus?
Whenever possible, Dr. Williams prefers a conservative approach non surgical treatment may include:
- RICE – Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation
- Protection – A knee brace or wearing knee support while the cartilage heals
- NSAIDs – Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs
- Physical Therapy – Specifically designed and recommended by Dr. Williams to regain strength and range of motion.
If the tear of the lateral meniscus is displaced, at the meniscus periphery or fails to improve with nonoperative management and surgery is the best and quickest option for recovery, Dr. Williams may perform one or more of the following procedures:
- Arthroscopic Repair
- Lateral Meniscus Repair
- Partial Meniscectomy
- Meniscus Transplantation
Dr. Williams is extremely skilled in knee surgeries and in arthroscopic knee repair. Arthroscopic repair is a minimally invasive technique that uses a small camera and small instruments to perform the repair inside the knee. There are many benefits to arthroscopic knee surgery when done by a skilled surgeon like Dr. Riley J. Williams who has had extensive experience and successful results. Patients in New York City and the surrounding New York boroughs trust him to be the best at taking care of their orthopedic knee conditions and treatments.