Treatments for Torn Meniscus

Symptoms of a torn meniscus may feel better with non-surgical care, such as ice, medicine and muscle-strengthening exercises. Your recovery plan depends on the extent of your injury. Your doctor looks at your overall health and how you tolerate certain medicines. If surgery is your best option, minimally invasive (arthroscopic) surgery makes recovery faster.

If your torn meniscus goes untreated, there's an increased likelihood of knee instability, persistent pain and risk of osteoarthritis. Let our experts help you understand the pros and cons of each treatment option, and learn more about them below.