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Meniscal Tears

Meniscal Tears

As an established multispecialty health care center based in Brooklyn, New York, HealthQuest provides treatment for a wide range of sports injuries, including meniscus tears. Common in contact sports, this painful knee injury involves torn cartilage and often occurs along with anterior cruciate ligament tears. Older people can develop degenerative meniscus tears due to wear and tear of knee tissue.

Our services include orthopedics, pain management, rehabilitation and physical therapy. Our specialists provide customized knee injury treatments based on individual needs with the goal to reduce pain and swelling, improve the strength of the muscles surrounding the knee, restore normal range of motion and promote and maintain the stability of the joint.


Meniscus tears occur when the knee gets twisted. The typical symptoms of the condition are:

  • Pain
  • Stiffness and swelling
  • Clicking, catching and locking of the knee
  • Feelings of the knee ‘giving way’
  • Loss of normal range of motion

If the torn meniscus drifts into the joint, it would become impossible to straighten it.


In addition to discussing your symptoms, our specialists will assess your medical history, examine your knee, and conduct specific tests to diagnose this knee injury. Tenderness along the area where the meniscus is located could indicate a tear.

Imaging tests such as x-ray and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may be conducted to confirm diagnosis. Our Brooklyn knee MRI facility guarantees high resolution scanning as well as a safe, comfortable experience without side effects or complications.


Meniscal tears treatment provided will be based upon the nature and location of the injury. If the tear is small and located in an area with rich blood supply, the knee will be stable and will usually respond well to our nonsurgical treatments:

If the injury is complex and located in the area of the knee which lacks blood supply, surgery may be necessary to repair or trim away unstable edges. Our orthopedic specialists will recommend surgery only if the joint is not functional and prevents the patient from engaging in preferred activities.

To learn more about our knee injury treatment or to schedule a consultation, call 718-769-2521 or send an email to We accept most major medical insurance plans including Medicare, No-Fault, and Workers’ Compensation.