Plano Clinic
2301 Marsh Lane, Suite 300
Plano, TX 75093
transcutaneous lumbar disc resection spine surgery

This minimally invasive spine procedure can be done in place of a complex spinal fusion or laminectomy.

back pain spine specialist

Dr. Richard Marks has provided advanced surgical care to relieve back pain in more than 5,000 discs.

back pain

Dr. Marks has performed more Transcutaneous Lumbar Disc resections than anyone in the U.S.

Torn Meniscus

There are three bones that come together to form the knee joint. They include the thighbone, the shinbone, and the kneecap. Between the thighbone and shinbone are two C-shaped pieces of cartilage that act both as cushions and shock absorbers. The C-shaped cartilage is called the meniscus and it is important in helping stabilize the knee.  If the meniscus is torn, your knee may not be able to function properly. Dr. Richard A. Marks and his orthopedic team are very experienced in diagnosing and treating a torn meniscus.

Symptoms of a Meniscus Tear

The menisci are especially vulnerable to being injured by athletic movements such as twisting of the knee or sudden impacts, stops and turns. A tear to your meniscus can happen suddenly, or as a result of an impact injury. A meniscus can also tear over time simply through wear and tear. Common symptoms of a torn meniscus may include:

  • Clicking or Popping Sensation
  • Locked Knee (unable to bend or straighten)
  • Knee Pain
  • Swelling
  • Stiffness
  • Giving Way

Treating a Meniscus Tear

The location and severity of a meniscus tear will determine if treatments can be conservative or surgical. If knee surgery is recommended, Dr. Marks has the experience to provide top care. The most common surgical approach to repairing a torn Meniscus is arthroscopic surgery. If your torn meniscus requires surgery, Dr. Marks and his experienced orthopedic team uses the latest medical advances in arthroscopic surgery.

Schedule an Appointment

Dr. Marks is now accepting new patients experiencing a torn meniscus. To schedule an appointment, please contact us online or call our office at 972-231-7100.