The menisci are crucial to the anatomy of the knee. They are responsible for the long-term health, stability, and strength of the knee. At Angelo Mattalino, MD, we specialize in multiple meniscus repair techniques, including partial and total meniscectomy. Meniscus Repair: What You Need to Know How Does the Meniscus Get Damaged? The most common cause […]
A Complete Guide to Meniscus Repair
If you tear your meniscus, you’ll want to explore meniscus repair as soon as possible. A meniscus tear is usually torn during forceful twisting or hyper-extending the knee joint and is frequently accompanied by popping, pain and swelling. However if you injured yourself, you’ll want to explore your treatment options by consulting a professional. How […]
Common Questions Surrounding Meniscus Repair
The meniscus helps to absorb any shock our knees may face in our daily activities. It is no surprise then that the meniscus runs the risk of being injured and torn. However, meniscus repair can restore your meniscus to its former glory and get you back into your daily routine. Below we have answered some common […]
What to Expect from Meniscus Repair
Torn knee cartilage can be painful and cause swelling in the knee joint. The symptoms are exacerbated when the knee pivots, or is used to squat or for vigorous activities. Under certain conditions, the knee may “lock” and become unable to fully bend or extended. At Angelo Mattalino, MD, we advise our patients to address […]
Should You Undergo Meniscus Repair?
You might have heard about athletes tearing their knee cartilage due to twisting or a rotating injury. It is more common in sports like soccer or football as the risk of getting hit on the knee is high. The medical term for knee cartilage is meniscus. People above the age of 40 are at a […]
Who is a Good Candidate for Meniscus Repair?
Whether you were injured while playing an aggressive sport or from a fall while at home, a torn meniscus isn’t something that should be taken lightly. Thankfully, meniscus repair exists, and it may be just what you need to find relief. Many people have sustained injuries to this vital body part and aren’t sure what […]
Meniscus Repair for Resolving Your Injury
The meniscus is the term for the two discs of soft cartilage that connect the thigh bone to the shin bone. The meniscus helps keep the knee stable and protect the bones from breakage by absorbing shock. Tears to the meniscus can occur through contact sports such as hockey or football, but as we age, […]
Considering Meniscus Repair
Your knees sustain significant wear and tear on a daily basis. While you walk, run, work, bend, lift and carry out other everyday activities, your knees absorb the shock, weight and stress that would otherwise be inflicted on your legs, back, feet, shoulders and other areas of your body. However, at some point your knees […]