Diagnosis and Management of Meniscal Injury

Jacob Babu, Robert M. Shalvoy, Steve B. Behrens

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Meniscal injury is a common cause for presentation to the emergency department or primary care physician's office. Meniscal injuries can be the result of a forceful, twisting event in a young athlete's knee or it can insidiously present in the older patient. Many patients with meniscal pathology appropriately undergo conservative management with a primary care physician while some may need referral to an orthopedist for operative intervention. Arthroscopic surgery to address the menisci is the most frequently performed procedure on the knee and one of the most regularly performed surgeries in orthopedic surgery.1 The purpose of this paper is to help elucidate the diagnosis and management of meniscal pathology resulting in knee pain. [Full article available at http://rimed.org/rimedicaljournal-2016-10.asp].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)27-30
Number of pages4
JournalRhode Island medical journal (2013)
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 4 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • arthroscopy
  • knee pain
  • meniscal injury
  • orthopedic referral
  • osteoarthritis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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