Injuries of the inner and outer meniscus (meniscopathies)

Causes
Injuries to the meniscus are very frequently due to sports accidents, particularly involving turning movements of the thighbone in relation to the fixed lower leg. With increasing age, degenerative changes of the parts of the meniscus with no blood flow can occur, resulting in damage.

Symptoms
A typical syndrome is a stabbing pain when turning the thigh against the fixed lower leg. Depending on the type of damage to the meniscus, constrictions with significant restriction of movement may result.

Possible therapies
If damage to the meniscus is symptomatic, it should be treated surgically. Which surgical procedures are used depends on the location of the damage and the age of the patient. All procedures are carried out by means of minimally invasive arthroscopic surgical techniques.