Some meniscus tears may heal on their own, although surgery can be done to repair the tears faster. Otherwise, the Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation (RICE) protocol is advised:
- Rest – take a break from the activity that caused the injury
- Ice – use cold packs on the injury for 20 minutes at a time, several times a day
- Compression – use an elastic compression bandage to prevent further swelling
- Elevation – to reduce swelling, lean back or lay down during rest, and lift the leg up higher than the heart
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs to reduce pain and swelling.
If surgery is needed to repair or remove the pieces of the torn meniscus, this is usually done by arthroscopy (minimally invasive surgery).
Consult an orthopaedic surgeon to determine the treatment method most suitable for your condition.
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