Meniscus Repair for Residents and Visitors of Jackson, WY, and Western Wyoming
Meniscus repair and other treatment options for knee injuries are available to individuals in Jackson, WY, and the surrounding Western Wyoming area at Teton Orthopaedics. Our board-certified, fellowship-trained surgeons, physicians, and physical therapists are highly specialized and provide individualized care for a full range of conditions affecting the knee, as well as the shoulder, foot and ankle, hand and wrist, and spine. We are dedicated to keeping bodies in motion using the most conservative treatment approach possible.
Meniscus repair is designed to address an injury to the cartilage that stabilizes and cushions the knee joint. The menisci are two wedge-shaped pieces of cartilage situated between the femur (thigh bone) and tibia (shin bone) at the point where the bones meet in the knee joint. These rubbery, shock-absorbing cushions can weaken over time as part of the natural aging process. Meniscus tears often occur during sporting activities, such as basketball, soccer, and tennis, which cause the knee joint to rotate or twist while bearing the body’s weight during sudden stops and turns. While a torn meniscus can cause knee pain, inflammation, and stiffness, a prompt diagnosis and an appropriate meniscus repair procedure can allow an individual to return to the active pursuits he or she enjoys.
At Teton Orthopaedics in Jackson Hole, we believe in fully educating our patients about their conditions to help them make more informed treatment decisions. To determine whether you may be able to regain mobility with a physical therapy program or another type of conservative treatment, or if surgical meniscus repair is advised, an experienced physician at Teton Orthopaedics can thoroughly evaluate your condition, along with your overall health and preferences. When you consult with one of our physicians about meniscus repair, you can also expect:
- An explanation of your treatment options, including both surgical and non-surgical alternatives, and the potential benefits and risks of each
- A recommendation of the best approach for you
- Answers to your questions
- A realistic prognosis for your rehabilitation and recovery
In addition to meniscus repair treatments for patients in Jackson, WY, and other communities in Western Wyoming, Teton Orthopaedics offers surgical and non-surgical treatments for a wide variety of other sports injuries and musculoskeletal conditions, including ACL tears, fractures, ligament sprains, muscle strains, and more. For additional information about our services or to schedule a personal consultation about meniscus repair, contact us today. No referrals are needed.