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Torn Meniscus Of The Knee

There are two menisci in each knee called the medial and lateral meniscus. They serve three key purposes: absorb shock, transfer the load from the upper leg to the lower leg, and also stabilize the knee joint. The menisci really take a beating during the day. A person weighing 100-pounds exerts 150-pounds of force on each knee at each step. Obesity can triple the weight burden. If you are an obese marathoner, the forces become even tougher for your cartilage pads to bear. While knee meniscus tears are common with athletes, as we pass 50, our menisci age as well. They can dry out and tear, especially if we are developing osteoarthritis of the knee.

  • Feelings of popping
  • Aches or pains when rotating knee
  • Hard to straighten the knee
  • Locked knee sensation
  • Stiffness and swelling
The long term success of Dr. Greenberg’s patients is attributed to a specialized approach to the examination process. Deemed “The Greenberg Method,” this diagnostic approach not only looks into the area of damage and pain, but also evaluates the mechanics and structure of the bone and joints related to the area of the pain. For example, a patient who comes in with issues pertaining to their knee(s) explains that past treatment in the area has not brought any relief. However, Dr. Greenberg evaluates commonly thought of ligaments such as the ACL, as well as less recognizable injuries to the MCL, ligament structures that support the meniscus known as the coronary ligaments, as well as others. After an examination of the knees along with the pelvis, gait, and foot stance, Dr. Greenberg discovers that pelvic tilt is contributing to the patient’s pain. While an isolated joint treatment ignores physiology and the evaluation of movement, The Greenberg Method’s full-body examination produces a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plan. In return, the patient experiences a greater reduction in pain and improvement in function, which helps them get back on their feet to resume their daily routines, pain free.

Dr. Greenberg may recommend The Greenberg Method, which is a non-surgical approach that seeks to naturally reverse meniscus tears by regenerating new meniscus in your knees and reducing pain. He will treat your knee injury by helping to regenerate the joint system. Dr. Greenberg will administer a healing and synergistic cascade of Prolotherapy, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cell Treatments.

The Greenberg Method uses the body’s natural components to stabilize the knee and the surrounding area, including all the soft tissues and strengthening bone structures. Dr. Greenberg will discuss the features of each treatment and explain the therapeutic option that is most appropriate for your case.

Doctor Greenberg published the first knee meniscus regeneration treatment in 2018. The team used treatments of adipose-derived regenerative cells (ADRCs) and platelet-rich plasma to regenerate meniscus and repair a torn meniscus of the knee. They permanently eliminated a painful, chronic condition for the patient.

The Greenberg Method is an excellent choice for people who are looking for a non-invasive alternative to surgery that has lower infection risks, shorter recovery times and is opioid-free. Kinetic Regeneration Therapy treats you holistically, renews you physically and seeks to rekindle a feeling of wellness so you become a healthier and happier YOU.

If you or a loved one is looking for a new strategy to treat chronic aches and pains, fill out the form on this page to schedule an appointment or call Dr. Greenberg’s office today at 833-440-4325.

J Med Cases, 2018:9(7);221-225, Comella, Greenberg, Ross; Intra-Articular Implantation of Stromal Vascular Fraction Plus Platelet Rich Plasma in a Degenerative Meniscal Injury