Meniscus Repair

Patient Stories

I’ve played basketball and/or run for my entire life, and in recent years have run 5Ks and marathons with friends.In training for the Berlin Marathon, I injured my knee, which Dr. Shubin Stein diagnosed as a complex tear of the posterior horn of my left menial meniscus. It hurt to walk and it hurt to straighten my leg, so running… Read more “Niko Pfund”

Niko Pfund
New York, NY

I saw Dr. Beth Shubin Stein after consulting with a surgeon locally in Mount Kisco. I had a torn meniscus and was in a great deal of discomfort. The local surgeon suggested I get surgery right away and told me “you will never get better without surgery with the type of tear you have.” I was discouraged for two reasons:… Read more “Teresa Saputo-Crerend”

Teresa Saputo-Crerend
Bedford Corners, NY



The meniscus can be injured during activities that cause direct contact or pressure from a forced twist or rotation. Should an injury occur, it is usually categorized as a partial tear or a complete tear. If you have a meniscus injury, whether or not your meniscus is removed or repaired depends on several factors including your age, the type of tear, and the location of the tear. Both surgery options are considered ambulatory ones, which means you will be in and out of the hospital in the same day. 

The Meniscus is: The piece of cartilage that provides a cushion between your femur (thighbone) and tibia (shinbone). There are two menisci in each knee joint. 

Some common causes of meniscus tears include:

  • Activities that cause direct contact with the knee
  • A forced twist or rotation
  • A sudden pivot or turn
  • Deep squatting
  • Heavy lifting

Symptoms of a meniscus tear include:

  • Knee pain
  • Swelling
  • Stiffness in and around the knee
  • Difficult walking
  • Limited range of motion for injured knee

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