Knee - Meniscus Tear Treatment

Should I have meniscus surgery? Reviews of Surgical and Nonsurgical Treatments for Meniscus Tears

Ross A. Hauser, MD., Danielle R. Steilen-Matias, MMS, PA-C. Many people who contact our office are in a decision-making process. The decision is to get a meniscus surgery, or, try to put off or avoid the meniscus surgery and find some type of non-surgical treatment for their knee pain. Many […]

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Non-surgical bucket handle meniscus tear treatments and repairs

Ross Hauser, MD., Danielle R. Steilen-Matias, MMS, PA-C The evidence for non-surgical bucket handle meniscus tear repair For many doctors and patients, arthroscopic repair is the treatment of choice for meniscal tears. Indeed in many cases, this is warranted. This article will discuss bucket handle tear surgery, realistic recovery expectations following […]

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Platelet rich plasma injections for meniscus tears

Ross A. Hauser, MD., Danielle R. Steilen-Matias, MMS, PA-C.  In this article, we will explore research on Platelet Rich Plasma therapy for meniscus injury. This article is for people exploring the possibility of: Meniscus arthroscopic surgery. Meniscus arthroscopic surgery with PRP augmentation. PRP injection treatment for meniscus tears as a […]

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Does stem cell therapy for knee meniscus tears and post-meniscectomy pain work?

Ross Hauser, MD., Danielle R. Steilen-Matias, MMS, PA-C This article will explore new research that paints a fascinating, if somewhat controversial and inconsistent picture of natural meniscus healing, surgical and non-surgical meniscus repair, and when Stem Cell Therapy (Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate or various other injectables) may or may not […]

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Prolotherapy for Meniscus Tears

Ross Hauser, MD  One of the most common calls our office receives involves patients who have had part or all of their meniscus removed and are suffering with continued pain or arthritis that has accelerated due to the surgery. Meniscectomies worsen knee joint instability by negatively influencing other supporting knee […]

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