Are there any non-surgical alternatives for the meniscus repair procedure?

Depending on the region where the meniscus tear occurs, it can be very hard for the tear to heal itself without surgical intervention. The meniscus could tear further and make it unrepairable if the surgical intervention is delayed.

Non-surgical treatments could include medications and exercise. Anti-inflammatory medications, taken by mouth or injected directly into the knee can be useful to reduce the pain and swelling symptoms associated with meniscus tears but they do not improve healing. There are no medications that improve meniscus healing. Quadriceps strengthening exercises are used to reduce swelling and restore normal muscular control to an injured knee. They're used to reduce symptoms and speed up rehabilitation.

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