Meniscal Repair for Injured Athletes in Sycamore, IL
Meniscal repair surgery and other treatment options for knee injuries are available from the orthopaedic subspecialists at Midwest Orthopaedic Institute in Sycamore, IL. Our board-certified, fellowship-trained surgeons, physicians, and physical therapists are highly specialized and provide personalized care for a full range of conditions affecting the knee, as well as the hip, ankle, foot, spine, shoulder, upper extremity, wrist, and hand. We perform meniscal repair and other procedures to help our patients lead healthy, active, and independent lives by minimizing discomfort and maximizing mobility.
Meniscal repair may be necessary to address damaged knee cartilage. Two menisci are situated between the thigh bone and the shin bone in each knee joint. These rubbery, shock-absorbing cushions provide stability to the knee, but they can lose effectiveness and ultimately tear if they weaken due to:
- A fall or direct blow
- Age-related degeneration
Meniscal tears often occur during sporting activities that involve sudden stops and turns, which can cause the knee joint to rotate or twist while bearing a significant amount of body weight. While this type of injury can cause knee pain, inflammation, and stiffness, it doesn’t necessarily mean the end of a career for an athlete. With a prompt diagnosis and an appropriate meniscal repair procedure, an individual may be able to safely return to the active pursuits that he or she enjoys.
At MOI in Sycamore, Illinois, we believe in educating our patients about their conditions so that they can make well-informed treatment decisions. When you consult with one of our physicians about meniscal repair, you can expect to receive a full explanation of your treatment options (both conservative and surgical) along with a discussion of the potential benefits and risks of each, a recommendation of the best approach for you, and a realistic prognosis for your rehabilitation and recovery.
In addition to meniscal repair, Midwest Orthopaedic Institute offers surgical and nonsurgical treatments for a wide variety of sports injuries and musculoskeletal conditions, including ACL tears, fractures, and muscle strains. For more information about our services or to schedule a personal consultation at our office in Sycamore, IL, contact us today. No referrals are required.