If you’re a patient in Joondalup experiencing symptoms of a meniscus tear, you don’t need to look any further than Dr Daniel Meyerkort at Perth Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine. As a trusted local surgeon, Dr Meyerkort provides a range of treatment options, including physiotherapy, meniscal repair surgery, and arthroscopic partial meniscectomy, to help Joondalup patients recover from their injuries. With his expertise and personalized approach to care, you can rest assured that you’ll receive the best possible treatment right here in your own community.
A meniscus tear is a common knee injury that can occur due to sudden twisting or rotation of the knee joint. The meniscus is a C-shaped piece of cartilage that acts as a cushion between the thigh bone (femur) and the shinbone (tibia). When the meniscus tears, it can cause pain, swelling, stiffness, and difficulty moving the knee.
Treatment for a meniscus tear depends on the severity and location of the tear, as well as the patient’s age, activity level, and overall health. Dr Daniel Meyerkort is an orthopedic surgeon at Perth Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine who specializes in the treatment of meniscus tears in Joondalup patients. He offers a range of treatment options, including physiotherapy, meniscal repair surgery, and arthroscopic partial meniscectomy.
Physiotherapy is often the first line of treatment for a meniscus tear. A physiotherapist can design a customized exercise program to help strengthen the muscles around the knee joint, improve flexibility, and reduce pain and swelling. Physiotherapy can also help prevent future knee injuries by improving overall knee function and stability.
If the meniscus tear is severe or located in a specific area of the meniscus that has good blood supply, Dr Meyerkort may recommend meniscal repair surgery. This involves using sutures or other specialized devices to sew the torn edges of the meniscus back together. Meniscal repair surgery is typically recommended for younger patients with good knee function and who have a tear in the outer edge of the meniscus.
Arthroscopic partial meniscectomy is another treatment option for a meniscus tear. This involves using a small camera (arthroscope) and specialized surgical instruments to remove the torn or damaged part of the meniscus. This procedure is typically recommended for older patients or those with a tear in the inner part of the meniscus where there is a limited blood supply.
Dr. Meyerkort will work with each patient to determine the best treatment plan for their individual needs and goals. Whether through physiotherapy, meniscal repair surgery, or arthroscopic partial meniscectomy, Dr Meyerkort is dedicated to helping Joondalup patients recover from a meniscus tear and regain full function of their knee joint.