Is PRP an Effective Treatment Option for Meniscus Tears?
Did you know that a meniscus tear accounts for 10%-20% of all orthopaedic surgeries? The meniscus is tough to reach and unlikely to mend on its own due to its position. The knee is one of the body's strongest joints, and it bears the brunt of daily wear and tear. Only four ligaments are present to keep it stable. Knees are not very flexible, and it's easy to over-twist it. ACL ligaments can be torn by excessive force and rotation. The meniscus, a cartilage cushion between the femur and the tibia that absorbs shock, can also be torn. Athletes who twist their bodies or play sports with a lot of direction changes are more likely to tear their meniscus. They can, however, occur in anyone who inadvertently twists their knee in the wrong direction.