Mr Bhupinder Mann
Acutely one requires rest, elevation and ice packing along with the usual pitch side first aid measures. Physiotherapy including massage, range of motion , strengthening and proprioceptive work may be beneficial.
Early intervention in the form of arthroscopic surgery is indicated in young athletes especially when there is a repairable meniscal tear. In such cases the meniscus is repaired with keyhole sutures. This is a fully tissue preserving technique.
In cases where the site and morphology of the tear are such that repair is not possible a partial menisectomy is performed. This is a very gentle trimming/shaving away of the damaged tissue down to a stable edge until the c-shape is reconstituted.