Dr. Paul Abeyta, Sports Medicine Specialist, specializes in providing comprehensive sports medicine services including the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of Meniscus Tear injuries. Regardless of the level of the athlete—recreational, high school, college, even professionals—all our surgeons strive to provide the highest quality, state-of-the-art health care services.
Meniscal tears are among one of the most common knee injuries of Athletes. Particularly those who play contact sports, are at risk for meniscal tears.
A meniscus tear is a common knee injury. The meniscus is a rubbery, C-shaped disc that cushions your knee. Each knee has two menisci (plural of meniscus)-one at the outer edge of the knee and one at the inner edge. The menisci keep your knee steady camera.gif by balancing your weight across the knee. A torn meniscus can prevent your knee from working right.
A meniscus tear is usually caused by twisting or turning quickly, often with the foot planted while the knee is bent. Meniscus tears camera.gifcan occur when you lift something heavy or play sports. As you get older, your meniscus gets worn. This can make it tear more easily.