Keep your Meniscus it is a part of You


3 REASONS YOU PROBABLY THINK YOU NEED KNEE SURGERY BUT PROBABLY DON'T

Most people usually rush to the conclusion that since their doctor says they have a meniscus tear and the MRI shows that there is a meniscus tear that they have no other choice but to have surgery. OK, lets get started. First off, many types of meniscus tears can heal without surgery. The Meniscus is made of fibrocartilage which is known for its rigidity and strength. A tear does not mean that there is something inherently wrong with how your knee is working and this is something I would like to stress. The implications of a meniscus tear are not as dire as many people seem to think. In fact, many people currently have tears and are functioning just fine. They may not even know they have a meniscus tear.

Why? you may ask?

Because many tears do not interfere with how the knee is operating. These tears are not causing inflammation, swelling, or any significant pain. BUT WAIT the MRI said I have a tear ! My answer is.... SO WHAT? Your MRI can also show that you have bulging discs throughout the spine but you are not complaining of neck or back pain. You just so happened to take an MRI of your knee and your doctor is pushing surgery.

We humans inherently want whatever is wrong with us to be "fixed" quickly so that we can forget about it and live for an eternity with a pristine meniscus. Surgery is hardly a fix, however. It may be a short term solution, but long term it may result in even more surgeries down the road. It is very common for people after knee surgery to develop MORE ARTHRITIS at a faster rate which can ultimately lead to a knee replacement. Now I am not downplaying surgery, but only when it is absolutely necessary !

Lets make that list now of why you may think you need surgery but probably don't :

1. The MRI said you have a tear (AND?)

2. The consequences of not getting the surgery are DIRE (FALSE)

3. Your Doctor said you need surgery (Do your own research)

Please do your own research before jumping into an unnecessary surgery. If you would like to ask us a question feel free to call or send us an online inquiry.

Featured Posts
Recent Posts
Archive
Search By Tags
Follow Us
  • Facebook Basic Square
  • Twitter Basic Square
  • Google+ Basic Square
We receive, collect and store any information you enter on our website or provide us in any other way. In addition, we collect the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet; login; e-mail address; password; computer and connection information. We may use software tools to measure and collect session information, including page response times, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information, and methods used to browse away from the page. We also collect personally identifiable information (including name, email, password, communications); payment details (including credit card information), comments, feedback, product reviews, recommendations, and personal profile. If you don’t want us to process your data anymore, please contact us at grasmerept@gmail.com

© 2020 GRASMERE PHYSICAL THERAPY AND REHABILITATION, PLLC