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Meniscus Tears

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Meniscus Tears in Plano, Frisco, McKinney and Allen

What is it?

Meniscus Tears: Your knee is the largest joint in your body and is one of the most complex joints. Because you use it so regularly, it is vulnerable to injury. The meniscus is comprised of two c-shaped wedges of cartilage that cushion and stabilize the knee joint. The menisci keep your knee steady by balancing your weight evenly across the knee joint. Sudden meniscal tears often happen from injury during sports or trauma to the knee while older people can experience tears due to degeneration of the cartilage as it weakens and wears thin over time.

Symptoms

There are 3 types of meniscal tears each has its own set of symptoms ranging from minor to severe. The most common symptom of course is pain in the knee. Other symptoms can include swelling, tenderness when pressing on the sides of the knee joint, a popping or clicking sound when moving the knee, or limited mobility.

Treatment

How the orthopedic surgeon treats your tear will depend on the type of tear you have, its size and location. Options include rest, cold compress, physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medications and immobilization of the knee in a brace or cast. Severe cases may require surgery known as a meniscus repair.

If you are experiencing knee pain, weakness of the knee, swelling of the knee, or stiffness of the knee, give us a call 972-250-5700 or make an appointment now.

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COVID-19 Update

Updated March 26, 2020

Plano Orthopedic, in unison with the CDC and other governmental agencies is committed to providing our patients with the highest quality care while supporting social distancing and protective measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.  The health and safety of our patients, employees and their families is our highest priority.

Office Schedule

Our office is open and operating on a limited schedule to provide in-person critical care to our patients. Currently, we are transitioning our non-critical, in-person appointments to a telehealth platform for immediate care or scheduling appointments to a future date.

Telehealth Visits

Telehealth visits allow a patient to be cared for by our physicians and providers through video and audio technology.  You will then receive a link that you can utilize from either a computer (with video and audio capability), smart devices, or tablet.

Elective Surgeries

In accordance with governmental recommendations, all elective surgical procedures will be postponed until April 22nd. We are in the process of contacting our patients to reschedule for a later date.

Patients with urgent needs, may be scheduled sooner, but only after consultation with their provider. Please anticipate a call from our clinical teams.

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For those patients with urgent needs, we are asking you NOT to present yourself in our office if you are feeling unwell, have a fever, cough, shortness of breath or have come in contact with a person who has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. Please contact us to reschedule your appointment. We will also be screening all patients upon entry and are asking that patients over age 18 do not bring a visitor with them. Please also wash your hands upon entering and exiting our facility and practice social distancing in the lobby.

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We sincerely appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we work together to protect our patients and staff. We hope you are confident in Plano Orthopedics as we expand our health and safety measures during this time, while continuing to provide care to our patients.

The COVID-19 situation is fluid and we will be updating this page as the situation continues to evolve.

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