A meniscus tear is a common knee injury that occurs when the rubbery cartilage discs in the knee joint are damaged. If you experience pain, swelling, stiffness, and limited range of motion, especially after sports injuries or sudden twisting motions, please consult Dr. Gelber to explore your treatment options to resolve a meniscus tear in Burbank.
What is a Meniscus Tear?
A meniscus tear is a prevalent knee injury characterized by damage to the menisci, two crescent-shaped cartilage discs that cushion and stabilize the knee joint. These rubbery structures can tear due to sudden twisting movements, sports activities, or wear and tear over time. When torn, they cause pain, swelling, and stiffness and often restrict the knee’s full range of motion. Prompt diagnosis and treatment are essential to prevent long-term joint damage.
Common Symptoms of Meniscus Tear:
- Knee pain, especially along the joint’s edge
- Swelling and inflammation around the knee
- Stiffness, making it difficult to fully extend or flex the knee
- A popping or clicking sensation during movement
- Difficulty in bearing weight on the affected knee
- Limited range of motion, with the knee feeling locked or unstable
- Pain worsens when twisting or rotating the knee
- Gradual onset of symptoms in chronic tears or sudden and intense pain in acute tears
For less common symptoms of a meniscus tear in Burbank, please contact our office.
In some cases, Dr. Gelber may recommend regenerative treatments like Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) or stem cell injections. PRP injections involve using your blood’s concentrated platelets to stimulate natural healing in the injured meniscus. Stem cell injections use specialized cells that can develop into various tissue types to reduce inflammation and repair a meniscus tear in Burbank.
Consult Dr. Gelber Today
Dr. Jonathan Gelber is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who prioritizes patient-centered care. He actively listens to your concerns and tailors bespoke treatments to your unique needs. His goal is to help you return to an active and pain-free lifestyle. Instead of simply offering temporary pain relief, he focuses on whole-body wellness, helping you achieve and maintain optimal mobility. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Gelber to initiate your journey to recovery and resolve your meniscus tear in Burbank once and for all.