Knee arthritis and cartilage wear has traditionally been considered an uncurable condition. In fact, the only consistently successful treatment whas a total knee replacement. Although knee replacements are a good option for severe arthritis, they require a large surgery, a prolonged recorvery course, and are usually associated with temporary, but significant, postoperative pain. Fortunately, advances in medical knowledge and technology have produced some very promising non-surgical treatments for knee arthritis. While there may not be a cure for arthritis yet, many of these treatments have shown potential to delay the need for knee replacement surgery.
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.