Meniscus tears and Chiropractic

The meniscus is a fibrocartilage disc in the knee that acts to stabilize the knee. The medial meniscus is in the middle of the knee and is attached to the medial collateral ligament. The meniscus is often the site of knee injury. Meniscus tears can be cause by a twisting motion on a bend and weight bearing knee. The meniscus may be split lengthwise and produce what is known as a bucket handle tear of the meniscus. The bucket handle tear prevents full straightening of the knee and a painful springy resistance to attempts at full straightening is felt. Injury to the meniscus which prevents full straightening of the knee can lead to stretching and rupture of the ACL ligament as well. Major meniscus tears are treated by surgical removal of part of the meniscus.
Meniscus tears produce sharply localized tenderness at the mid joint line of the knee. Meniscus tears are the most common internal problem of the knee. The menisci are often damaged by trauma but the trauma may be so slight the person cannot attribute any cause to their knee pain.
Dr. Tom Etter is a Chiropractor with over ten years of experience treating back pain, neck pain and sports injury. His Chiropractic practice serves Olathe, Lenexa and Overland Park, Kansas.

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