Knee Cartilage Injury
There are two main types of cartilage in the knee, the articular cartilage which is the smooth cartilage at the end of the bones and the meniscus cartilage which is the thin half moon shaped cartilage which sits within the joint. When cartilage is injured, it may cause uncomfortable symptoms within the joint. These symptoms can include a painful popping feeling, a feeling of giving out and / or a feeling of locking up (getting stuck). Depending on the cartilage injury there are treatment options available. These may include nonoperative or operative intervention. Dr. Vizzi and his staff can assist you in the evaluation and management of your knee injury in a cost effective manner. If surgery is needed, he uses advanced surgical and arthroscopic techniques to address your injury.