What sports or activities are commonly associated with meniscal injuries?
A. Meniscal injuries can occur during any weight bearing sport. They are commonly seen in basketball, football, soccer, tennis, and skiing. The injury generally occurs when there is a rotational force on a flexed knee with the foot planted. Q. Will the type of surgery I have impact my course of physical therapy and the timeline for resumption of sports activities? A. The type of surgery chosen for your knee will have some influence on your treatment and progression through the rehabilitation process. Generally, severe injuries require more aggressive surgical treatment and are likely to progress more slowly. Q. What will my physical therapy consist of? A. Non-operative management of meniscal injuries involves reduction of pain and restoration of the normal biomechanics of the knee including strength and range of motion. Post-operative management focuses on reduction of pain and inflammation and progresses toward strengthening, range of motion, and proprioceptive activities. The final s