Jefferson Health

Torn Meniscus

Your leg went one way and your foot stayed in place. You know it before you feel it – something bad just happened to your knee, and it could be a torn meniscus. Whether it's a minor tear or a more serious injury, you need expert help quickly.

At Jefferson, our orthopedic specialists will provide the best care if you are diagnosed with a torn meniscus. As a Center of Excellence for Orthopedic care, we have one of the most advanced and active programs in the nation. Board-certified physicians develop, teach and practice groundbreaking therapies and technologies that shape patient care practices around the country.

If surgery is required to repair the knee, your orthopedic surgeon will coordinate with physiatrists to prepare your rehab plan. Our physiatrists have been leaders in rehabilitation medicine for more than 30 years.

Since a torn meniscus can be associated with athletic activities, Jefferson's Sports Medicine Center specialists can provide you with the treatment you need to resume your level of competition. Jefferson has one of the largest sports medicine services in the country, with more than 16 fellowship-trained sports medicine specialists. Each year, we evaluate more than 40,000 athletes and perform more than 3,000 reconstructive surgeries related to athletic injuries. Our clients include weekend warriors and competitors from regional public and private schools, numerous collegiate teams, the U.S. Women's Gymnastics Team, the Philadelphia Eagles and the Philadelphia Phillies. Our radiologists offer advanced sports imaging and have pioneered imaging diagnosis of many athletic injuries.