Meniscal Tears


Our Rewards


  • Pain on the inner knee
  • Ocassional locking of the knee upon bending, squatting and while walking
  • Pain on the inside of the knee while twisting the body when standing on one leg
  • Restricted knee bending
  • Occasional swelling

Differential diagnosis


Diagnosis is mostly based on history and clinical examination.

If surgery is considered MRI is required.

Most (80%) meniscal tears

do not require surgical intervention

Our conservative meniscus tear physical therapy treatment combines conventional and innovative orthopedic and neuromuscular rehabilitation methods, such as: gait retraining, computer assisted rehabilitation environment (C.A.R.E.N),balance, proprioceptive retraining and strengthening. To restore joint receptors as well as at the later stages of rehab to challenge balance, stability and symmetrical of weight bearing. C.A.R.E.N is paramount to retraining the brain to equally distribute the weight after weight bearing avoidance due to pain and selling. C.A.R.E.N is a very progressive treatment modality proudly presented in a unique way in our facility.

If your meniscus tear does not qualify for conservative intervention we would reffer you to top New York City orthopedic knee spesialists with whom we have developed tight cooperetion over the years.

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Dr. Lev Kalika has revolutionalized the methodology of treating knee pain and other motor disorders of the lower kinetic chain by introducing unique integrative approaches and combining Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS), C.A.R.E.N (computer assisted rehabilitation environment), biofeedback force plate retraining and the most solid conventional approaches in his New York City’s Midtown practice. The results of these new methods are quicker, deeper and longer lasting when compared with basic physical therapy being used today.


Meniscal Tears

Meniscal tears are a common cause of knee pain. Typically, athletes who play contact sports, are most at risk for meniscal tears. However, anyone at any age can suffer from a torn meniscus.

A meniscus can become damaged after a lone event (acute) or it may gradually break down over a period of time due toms and treatment and also the options for meniscus tear treatment without surgery.

So, What Exactly is the Meniscus?

In the anato protect the knee from the stresses of normal daily activities like walking, running, and climbing.

The severity of a meniscal tear must be diagnosed by your healthcare provider. A tear may be ranked as minor, moderate, or severe, depending on the level of damage. The medial meniscus is more commonly torn than the lateral meniscus. The most usual location of a meniscal tear in the knee is at the posterior horn of the medial meniscus. This posterior horn of the medial meniscus is located in the back, inner side of the knee. This area is not only the usual site for acute tears, but also for degenerative tears of the meniscus, where the meniscal tissue has been worn out – this is one common cause of knee pain seen in runners.

Symptoms of Meniscal Tears

As mentioned above, medial meniscal tears are the more common types of tears when compared torn meniscal tissue that have become lodged within the joint space.

Generally, the presence of the following symptoms indicates the likelihood of a meniscal tear:

• Pain or difficulty with walking or running
• A popping sound from the knee
• Swelling or a tight feeling in the knee
• Buckling and giving way of the knee, potentially leading to falls
• Inability to its locking in place
Ana<tome of meniscus. Meniscal tears in the knee

Diagnosis of Meniscal Tears

A full assessment by a healthcare provider is necessary for the diagnosis of a meniscal tear. When a Treatment of Meniscal Tears

Here at New York Dynamic Neuromuscular Rehabilitation, we are prepared with the educated staff and modern technology that will help you to learn more about our treatment methods.

Treatment for medial meniscus tear injuries may begin with following the RICE method. RICE is the acronym for Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation and is best utilized in the first 72 hours after injury. During this period in time, over the counter anti-inflammatored.

Posterior horn medial meniscus tear treatment will be geared torn meniscus treatment

Here at New York Dynamic Neuromuscular Rehabilitation, we strive to schedule an appointment.


In this instance, an athlete was originally diagnosed with minor quadriceps muscle strain and was treated for four weeks, with unsatisfactory results. When he came to our clinic, the muscle was not healing, and the patients’ muscle tissue had already begun to atrophy.

Upon examination using MSUS, we discovered that he had a full muscle thickness tear that had been overlooked by his previous provider. To mitigate damage and promote healing, surgery should have been performed immediately after the injury occurred. Because of misdiagnosis and inappropriate treatment, the patient now has permanent damage that cannot be corrected.

The most important advantage of Ultrasound over MRI imaging is its ability to zero in on the symptomatic region and obtain imaging, with active participation and feedback from the patient. Using dynamic MSUS, we can see what happens when patients contract their muscles, something that cannot be done with MRI. From a diagnostic perspective, this interaction is invaluable.

Dynamic ultrasonography examination demonstrating
the full thickness tear and already occurring muscle atrophy
due to misdiagnosis and not referring the patient
to proper diagnostic workup

Demonstration of how very small muscle defect is made and revealed
to be a complete tear with muscle contraction
under diagnostic sonography (not possible with MRI)


Complete tear of rectus femoris
with large hematoma (blood)


Separation of muscle ends due to tear elicited
on dynamic sonography examination

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