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Baton Rouge Knee Doctor

Dr. Burnham is a fellowship-trained sports medicine surgeon and knee doctor who has a special focus on knee injuries, ligament tears, and cartilage repair. His clinical and research focus has centered around ACL tears, meniscus tears, knee dislocation, and other knee ligament injuries. He trained under world-renowned knee doctors and surgeons at the UPMC in Pittsburgh, PA and UK in Lexington, KY. He currently practices in Baton Rouge, LA at the Bone & Joint Clinic and has privileges at several major hospitals in the area. Knee injuries treated by Dr. Burnham include:

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Meniscal Root Tear

Meniscal Root Tear Overview

The meniscus is a very important piece of cartilage in the knee. It is shaped like a “C” and it serves to cushion and stabilize the knee. In recent years the importance of the meniscus “root” has become more apparent.

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Meniscus Tear

The meniscus is a C-shaped piece of cartilage that serves as the shock absorber in your knee. It is important to keep your knee stable and to protect the health of your knee. The meniscus can be torn during a twisting or impact injury to your knee, or it can develop a tear over time from overuse.

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