Repairability of Meniscal Tears:

There are a number of variables which determine whether your tear is repairable or not.  Only a certain portion of the meniscus has an healing potential.  The orientation or type of tear will also determine its repairability.

In many cases in patients under 30,  meniscus tears can be repaired — or sewn together. As we age, and our tears become more degenerative (or frayed), the likelihood of a tear being “repairable” decreases dramatically and  removal of the torn portion is necessary to alleviate pain.

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Torn Meniscus
Meniscus Repair, Westchester County, NY
Sutured (Repaired) mensicus tear

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Howard J. Luks, MD

Howard J. Luks, MD

A Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon in Hawthorne, NY. Dr. Howard Luks specializes in the treatment of the shoulder, knee, elbow, and ankle. He has a very "social" patient centric approach and believes that the more you understand about your issue, the more informed your decisions will be. Ultimately your treatments and his recommendations will be based on proper communications, proper understanding, and shared decision-making principles – all geared to improve your quality of life.

2 comments on “Can meniscal tears be “fixed”?

  • I really enjoyed reading all of the information on your website pertaining to knee injury. I am 52 and believe I may have a meniscal tear. In any case, all of your information is very helpful and very much appreciated. Thank you.

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