Skip to navigation Skip to content
Sulis hospital bath banner

Knee meniscal tear

The meniscus is a c-shaped disk in the knee that acts as its ‘shock absorber’. Each of your knees has two menisci and they are found at the end of the tibia.

Meniscus tears are more common amongst sports players and older people. A tear is usually caused by a sharp twist, rotation or change in direction, or when the knee bears weight, for example during a jump. It can also be caused by the progressive degeneration of the knee joint due to osteoarthritis.

Conservative treatment such as rest, ice, and medication is sometimes enough to relieve the pain of a torn meniscus and give the injury time to heal on its own. In other cases, however, a torn meniscus requires surgery.

Treatment Overview

Combining a calming hospital environment with outstanding patient care so you can recover as quickly as possible.

  • Covered by health insurance? Yes

  • Can I pay privately? Yes

You’re in safe hands at Sulis Hospital.

Fast track your treatment

We are here to answer any questions you might have and can also provide guide prices. Simply fill in your details below.

We would like to provide you with marketing information about products and services offered by Sulis Hospital Bath and by selected third-party partners. If you do not consent for us to process your personal data for marketing activities, we will still be able to contact you about your enquiry.

Please tick the box(es) to confirm your consent to receive marketing information from the Sulis Hospital Bath:

Marketing information

We will use your personal information to process your enquiry and contact you with relevant information. For further information, please see our website privacy policy.