Understanding Meniscus Tears of the Knee and Arthroscopic Surgical Repairs

  • The medial and lateral menisci are two large C-shaped cartilages that are positioned on the top of the tibia bone at the knee.
  • A torn meniscus may occur due to a trauma caused by forceful twisting or hyper-flexing of the knee joint.
  • Symptoms of a torn meniscus may include pain, swelling, popping, and instability of the knee.
  • Treatment options for a torn meniscus may include surgery to repair or remove the damaged meniscus when conservative treatment options have failed.
Surgery Options May Include:
  • Arthroscopic Meniscectomy or Repair
  • Arthroscopic Chondroplasty



Dr. Connolly is a qualified and double board certified surgeon who performs total joint replacements, revisions, arthroscopy, hand, trauma, and pediatric surgeries. Call Connolly Orthopedics and Sports Medicine today for a consult in Bradenton, or Arcadia, Florida.

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