About Meniscus Tears

What is it and what are my treatment options?

Meniscus Tear Overview

The meniscus is a piece of soft cartilage that protects the knee bones from rubbing. A meniscus tear is a common injury that makes it difficult to move the knee without pain. Carolina Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Associates’ (CONA) knee specialists accurately diagnosis and effectively treat meniscus tears so patients do not have to worry about knee pain keeping them from doing the things they enjoy.

Symptoms & Causes

Meniscus tear symptoms include:

  • A clicking sensation when the knee bends
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Knee instability
  • Pain
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Tenderness

Common meniscus tear causes include:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Running and jumping sports

Common Treatments:

Nonsurgical treatment options treat some meniscus tears. After a thorough evaluation, a CONA shoulder specialist may recommend:

  • A brace or assistive device
  • Activity modification
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications
  • Physical therapy
  • Injections

Minimally invasive surgery may be recommended to treat severe meniscus tears that do not respond to nonsurgical treatment.


A CONA specialist listens carefully as the patient describes how their injury occurred and what symptoms they have experienced. A complete physical examination of the knee is performed. X-rays and an MRI are ordered and analyzed and an accurate diagnosis is made.

Make an Appointment
with A Knee Specialist

Please make an appointment with a CONA knee specialist if you injure your knee and experience meniscus tear symptoms. A customized treatment plan will treat your injury and reduce your symptoms as quickly as possible.

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I am happy with this practice all my questions are answered within 24 hours. Dr. Hoenig is great, his bedside manner is wonderful, he is very thorough, and makes personal calls after surgery to check on patients. I would definitely recommend to family and friends!

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Dr. Hoenig

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General Practice

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General Practice

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1330 Boiling Springs Rd, Ste 1600
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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115 Deacon Tiller Ct.
Duncan, SC 29334
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Greenville Office

220 Roper Mountain Road Ext
Greenville, SC 29615
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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