Home
Knee1 Headlines

Meniscal Surgery a Success

Printer Friendly Version     Email this Article     Links/Reprints

Meniscal Surgery a Success

Meniscal Surgery a Success

February 21, 2001
By Tom Keppeler, Knee1 Staff After tearing the meniscus in his left knee this season, Orlando Magic forward Pat Garrity underwent successful surgical repair Tuesday, doctors said.

Garrity, who has played in all 51 games so far this season with the Magic, tore the medial meniscus in his left knee at some point this season. Tuesday's operation, an arthroscopic surgery that stitched his torn meniscus together, was deemed a success by his surgeons. He will miss two to three weeks while he recovers, his first absence from play since joining the Magic last season.

Despite the injury, Garrity has had a standout season so far, averaging 8.5 points and 2.4 rebounds per game and shooting three-point shots with a .463 average, according to the Associated Press. His 3-point record is the third best in the National Basketball Association.

A meniscus is a half-moon shaped piece of cartilage that is the natural "shock absorber" in the knee. Two menisci exist in each kneeā€”the lateral, or outside, and the medial, or inside, which Garrity tore and had repaired. Meniscal tears weaken the cushion within the knee, and may allow bone to rub against bone, a painful condition.

To read more about meniscal tears, click here.

Photo courtesy of Sportsline.Netscape.com.

Previous Stories

Blues Forward Nash Out with ACL Injury

Pedaling Towards a Full Recovery

Smoking Hinders Healing

more Feature Stories


RSS

KNEE REPLACEMENT SURGERY COST IN INDIA
By lyfboat
more more Blogs RSS

ACL Torn (5th time) questions
By shanvhere

Posted: Apr 18, 2017
I just torn my ACL and medial meniscus, this will be my 5th ACL. I am 38 and was wondering if I can request a knee replavement. I have been told I was to young, but having torn my ACL again should I ...

more more Forums Create a Topic

Wes Welker
Patriots WR Wes Welker Tears ACL, MCL
Patriots All-Pro WR Wes Welker tore his ACL and MCL on this play Sunday ...
more more Featured Videos

 
Dr. Robert Klapper

Dr. Robert Klapper:

Preventing Knee Surgery
  more
  more Heroes
  nominate a Hero
  Hero policy