A soft tissue injury of any kind is a serious problem, especially when the injury is a meniscus tear in your knee. Fortunately, at the Institute of Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics in North Miami, Florida, orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist Dr. Steven Gorin has extensive experience treating knee injuries, chief among them meniscus tears. Arthroscopic surgical techniques have come a long way, getting you back on your feet quickly. Don’t let a meniscus tear keep you on the bench. Call or use online booking to schedule a consultation today and get back to your active lifestyle.
About Dr. Steven Gorin
Dr. Steven Gorin D.O. completed his undergraduate studies at Boston University, earned a M.S.Ed in Sports Medicine from the University of Miami, and then began his medical career by attaining his D.O. degree at Nova-Southeastern University. Afterwards, he traveled to Detroit, Michigan for an Internship at Botsford General Hospital and an orthopaedic surgery residency was then performed at the Medical Center of Independence in Kansas City, Missouri. He finished his training by doing a Sports Medicine Fellowship in Philadelphia at Pennsylvania Hospital. Subsequent to that he completed a Fellowship in Stem Cell Therapy by the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopaedics, the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. Dr. Gorin is fluent in both English and Spanish.
Your knee is the largest joint in your body, and not only does it allow you an incredible range of motion, from twisting and pivoting to climbing and walking, it also performs yeoman’s work as a shock absorber.
At the foundation of this shock absorption are small wedge-shaped pieces of cartilage called your menisci. Each knee has two menisci, which are located between your shinbones and your thighbones.
Your menisci are not only imperative for cushioning, but also provide valuable stability in your knee.
Most meniscus injuries occur as a result of physical activity, with sports the main culprit. If you think about the stresses you put your knee under when you’re playing a sport, like squatting and twisting, you begin to understand the enormous strain these small pieces of cartilage endure.
When the stress becomes too great, your meniscus can tear. If you’re very active, it’s likely that your menisci have already degenerated to some degree, making them especially prone to injury.
As you get older, it takes even less for your meniscus to tear — a simple misstep on the stairs can cause an injury.
Dr. Gorin specializes in arthroscopic surgery, especially arthroscopic knee surgery, so you’re in good hands. After diagnosing your injury and determining the extent of the damage, Dr. Gorin may recommend one of three surgeries:
Dr. Gorin inserts a tiny camera into the area to get a better look at the injured meniscus and then threads small surgical instruments through another incision to repair your meniscus by suturing the tear.
In this procedure, Dr. Gorin goes in arthroscopically and trims away the damaged area of your meniscus.
With a meniscectomy, Dr. Gorin removes your entire meniscus if it’s beyond repair.
While Dr. Gorin is highly adept in the field of arthroscopic knee surgery, he also takes the time to ensure you heal properly with the help of regenerative medicine, like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell therapies.
Dr. Gorin also emphasizes good physical therapy after your surgery to help strengthen your knee, taking the stress off your meniscus to help prevent re-injury.
If a meniscus tear is keeping you from the activities you love, call the Institute of Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics or use online booking to schedule an appointment today.
Listen to what our patients have to say about their experience with Dr. Gorin.
Dr. Gorin and his staff are beyond amazing. I was actually late to my appointment and still seen almost right away. Everyone is very friendly! The office is impeccable and pretty, with state of the art clean equipment. I was quite impressed. Dr. Gorin was thorough and professional but still friendly and funny. He was honest with his suggestions and very helpful. I felt well taken care of and highly recommend his practice especially if you are athletic, he seems very specialized in this area which I loved.
I found the whole experience with Dr. Gorin and his staff to be absolutely top class. The staff were bright, professional and courteous. Dr Gorin did an exceptional job of explaining his diagnosis and I left feeling that I couldn’t be in better hands.
I fractured my wrist and needed to see him after an emergency visit I called the answering service and left a message after 15 min he called me back and you don't see that level of care anymore from a physician but Dr. Steven Gorin cares and the following day he was able to see me. I will never go to another orthopedic again if I can help it.
Dr. Gorin and his staff were efficient, thorough and genial in providing service to my 90-year old mother-in-law. We appreciated the short wait times through the intake, x-ray and exam/consultation processes.
Has to be the best overall doctor/healthcare experience I’ve had. I went to Dr. Gorin for a second opinion and he should have been my first.
Dr. Gorin was kind and compassionate and took his time to explain my condition and treatment options. Fantastic experience!
Very knowledgeable, pleasant in and out, with very hi tech equipment and attentive personal. Strongly recommend. He will help.