The meniscus is a critical “mechanical pad” located within the knee, with one on the inside (medial) and the other outside (lateral). Meniscus tissue has little or no capacity to heal itself, as there is no blood (healing elements) within. Once the meniscus tears it typically causes pain, catching and mechanical disturbance within the knee requiring meniscal surgery. The symptoms may come and go, as the meniscus moves around within the joint. The meniscus typically tears in young people in the course of injury. Many meniscus tears, and most in adults over the age of around 30, occur without injury. A typical story involves getting up from a deep seat only to have the knee begin hurting.
What Some of Our Meniscal Surgery Patients Say.
Hello Dr. Davidson,
I don’t know if you remember me, but I was a patient of yours back in St. Pete. You performed a meniscal allograft and an ACL replacement on me back around 2003. It’s been awhile, but I wanted to thank you and your assistant Dennis for your help in getting me back up and active. I didn’t know you moved to Utah until I Googled you a few minutes ago. Anyway, I thought I would pass along the results from my latest effort in the Gasparilla 15k. It’s not spectacular, but 8:12 miles for a 46 year old guy with four knee operations isn’t too shabby either. I couldn’t have done it without your help.
Best of luck out in Park City. It’s a beautiful place.
(Meniscal Allograft and an ACL Replacement)
Hello Dr. Phil Davidson.
You may or may not remember me, but I am Cynthia S, a former work comp patient of yours whom you treated at T.B.O.S. center in St. Pete. Over the years I got to know you, Dennis and your staff very well. You literally took my knee apart and put it back together. You did a tremendous amount of work on my right knee, and an arthroscopic surgery on my left (other) knee, as well. While I faced some difficulties due to the severity of my injury, you and your staff were with me all the way and I am very grateful. Needless to say, when I called Tampa Bay Orthopedics to schedule my annual appointment, I was speechless to learn that you had relocated to Utah.
The last time that I saw you, you had a USF student intern who was present when you examined me, and I wanted to tell her that no matter how much interning she completed, I hope that she will be the kind of doctor who is empathetic to ALL patients, as you have been with me. Your ability to do that was unlike any other doctor who had treated me in the past.
I have been in the work comp system since 1998, so you know that I have seen my share of snobby, cold, and unsympathetic doctors, just because the patient is work comp. Dr. Davidson, thank you very much for caring for me as if I were Michael Jordan or Scottie Pippen, even though I was just plain old “Cynthia”! I thank you, and my entire family does too. I couldn’t figure out who was more upset with your relocation, my mom or me!
Like I said, over the years, since 2002 or 2003, I think, we got to know your staff very well, and I spent some time at the Palms of Pasadena Hospital. I could go on longer, but I won’t, I know that your time is quite valuable. Although we did not reach all of the goals that we set, I am truly grateful for the fact that you tried and I was able to reach many of my goals. You probably thought that in some way you had failed to helped me, but the fact that your effort was ABOVE and BEYOND, we were both WINNERS! The citizens of Utah have been blessed with a true public servant!
Thank you, Dr. Phil Davidson, and may God bless you and your family,
(Revision ACL Surgery, Osteochondral Allograft and Meniscal Transplant)