Keys to the Knees: How to Approach a Variety of Meniscus Tears

Historically misunderstood even by sports medicine specialists, meniscus tears are a range of conditions best managed by considering specifics of both the injury and the patient, explains orthopedic surgeon Nicholas Colyvas, MD. He describes his initial evaluation process, notes key elements of conservative treatment (usually the best option) and reveals which tears may require timely surgery. Bonus: how PRP injections can actually help and how to keep patients’ expectations of biologics in line with reality.


May 15, 2023

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Nicholas Colyvas, MD

Nicholas Colyvas, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Nicholas Colyvas is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder, with particular interests in meniscus repair, rotator cuff surgery and biceps tendon surgery.

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