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We understand how it feels to be frustrated by knee pain.

You may feel frustrated, anxious, and afraid. Feeling like you might not get to participate in activities you’ve always enjoyed, fearful that you might need surgery that could affect you for the rest of your life.

Robin Whitehead Stevens
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Melissa Therrien
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Went to her with severe back issues that flared up while 8 mos pregnant! I felt like a million bucks after I…
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wonderful, Dr. Lendermon is absolutely wonderful, explained everything to me, made me feel like I was important and that she really cared…
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Dr. Lendermon is passionate about her work as well as her patientt, I was confident in Dr. Lendermon as I have been…
Tonya York Wright
3 years ago
Dr. Lendermon is nothing short of amazing!! I was scared to death the morning of my procedure and had planned to listen…
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4 months ago
rotator cuff stem cell procedure, Had stem cell therapy in both shoulders five months ago for rotator issues and the procedure itself…
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8 months ago
Was so afraid of having to have knee surgery on both knees, this procedure kept that from happening!, Enjoyed Dr. Lendermon, very…
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12 months ago
totally satisfying exchange with her professional and very informed team!, Dr. Lendermon is the rolls royce of healthcare providers because she rates…
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11 months ago
Stem Cell Therapy- The best thing I have ever done for myself!, Dr. Lendermon is simply the best. She told me she…
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wiz investment in pain relief, decreased my pain from a 25 year old knee injury from an 8 to a 0…
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Best Ortho Doctor I've ever had, Dr. Lendermon takes her time to get to know you and your ailments thoroughly before diagnosis…
Paula Roten
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Today is my 1-yr anniversary of stem cell therapy in my knees and hip. It has changed my life! No pain, able…
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Partial knee menisectomy is a very common surgery that involves removing the torn part of the meniscus. The meniscus is a natural shock absorber for the knee. In fact, in America alone, we perform about 700,000 of these surgeries per year, making it one of the most common orthopedic surgeries. While most patients think they’re getting a meniscus repair procedure, the truth is, 96% of these surgeries just remove a piece of the shock absorber, leaving your knee less protected.

There have been many high-quality research studies over the past decade or more that were designed to answer the specific question, “Is surgery necessary for a torn meniscus?” What did they show? All three large studies showed that meniscus surgery was not effective or no better than just physical therapy.

We offer innovative non-surgical procedures that may help decrease pain and improve knee function and mobility without the need for surgery.

Meniscus surgery is traumatic and carries associated risks. Even successful surgeries require months of painful rehab to regain strength and mobility. After surgery, most patients will be on crutches, wear a brace, or some combination of both for several weeks before returning back to normal activity. The recovery time and rehabilitation period may be extended up to six weeks with a knee brace or crutches.

Keep in mind that there may even be some complications associated with meniscus surgery, prolonging the recovery period even more. This includes complications with anesthesia, such as respiratory or cardiac malfunction, infections, and injury to nerves and blood vessels, fracture, weakness, stiffness or instability of the joint, inability to repair the meniscus, repeated rupture of the meniscus, or the need for additional surgeries.

Can you ever truly recover from parts of your knee meniscus being removed surgically? In the long run, almost all meniscus surgeries accelerate degeneration that leads to osteoarthritis and exacerbate the biomechanical problems that initially led to the need for the surgery.

Meniscus tears are like wrinkles; they are unavoidable. Some of us get more of them at a young age and some of us don’t get a lot of them until we’re older. The meniscus gets small tears as we age and as the knee joint begins to wear out. For example, in middle-aged and elderly patients, taking an MRI of patients with no knee pain and those with ongoing knee pain will reveal that both groups have about the same amount of meniscus tears. If these things usually don’t cause pain, why are we operating on them? If our surgeries are no better than fake surgeries, why are we placing all of these patients at the risk of surgical complications?

Recent research shows that some of the most popular orthopedic knee surgeries, including meniscectomies, have no benefit and are not more effective than placebo or sham surgery. But can a meniscus tear heal on its own when left untreated? Non-surgical treatments for meniscus tears for healing on their own include physical therapy, rest, ice, compression and elevation. Interventional orthopedics also provides a non-surgical injection alternative that may prove beneficial in reducing pain and improving function.

Have you been told that invasive surgery is your only option to fix your torn ACL? Getting your ACL replaced permanently alters the mechanics of the knee joint. You have other options when it comes to treating your ACL injury. In fact, about 70% of all ACL tears that currently get surgery could have been treated with a precise injection.

Your body is built to repair itself and our goal is to save your ACL, not replace it. We offer a non-surgical alternative for ACL tears that requires advanced injection skills using X-ray guidance, which may aide the healing of your ACL tear, while reducing pain and increasing function.

Multiple studies show that meniscus surgery doesn’t work.

If your MRI shows a meniscus tear, you might be asking: Do I need surgery?

But here’s the more important question: Is the torn meniscus causing my knee pain?

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Lendermon Sports Medicine & Stem Cell Center Doctors

Laura Lendermon, MD, PT completed her Medical Degree as well as her Physical Therapy Degree at the University of Tennessee, Memphis.

Following her residency, she completed a Sports Medicine Fellowship at the American Sports Medicine institute under the direction of Dr. James Andrews, a national leader in Sports Medicine.  Since opening her own practice in 2002, Dr. Lendermon has been on the cutting edge of the latest non-surgical orthopedic procedures .  Most recently she has spent extensive time training at multiple sites across the US in orthopedic stem cell therapy .

Dr. Lendermon is a member of the Academy of Regenerative Medicine, The Ortho Biologic Institute, the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, and the American Academy of Family Physicians.  She is involved extensively in educating other physicians in Regenerative Medicine and is on Faculty with The Ortho Biologic Institute as well as an educator with regenerative medicine leaders.  She is committed to providing the most up to date leading technologies to her patients for the fastest return to their desired lifestyle.

Areas treated: Knee, Hip, Shoulder

Clinic Locations

Collierville

9950 Crooked Creek Rd.
Collierville, TN 38017
901.519.3130

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