are a very common cause of knee pain
. Tears of the meniscus can vary by location, type, size and the amount of pain they produce. The most common location for a meniscus tear in the knee is the posterior horn of the medial meniscus
.People can suffer tears of the meniscus because of trauma, sports injuries or the meniscus can tear simply because it wore out.
Surgery for meniscus tears is not always necessary. Treatment options for meniscus tears include rest, physical therapy
, activity modification and occasionally a surgery we refer to as an arthroscopy
Preference is given to repair posterior horn tears, if possible to help preserve the meniscus and minimize the risk of developing arthritis.