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NFL running back, Adrian Peterson, was in the news recently after suffering an injury to his meniscus, requiring surgery and sidelining him for the season. But this type of injury isn’t exclusive to professional football players.

The meniscus is a rubbery, C-shaped disc that provides cushion in your knee joint. For a young active person, a severe meniscus tear can mean long-term or even permanent loss of livelihood and a possible future of painful arthritis.

Fortunately, there are now advanced treatment options available to patients right here in Central Wyoming. Dr. Daniel White joined Casper Orthopaedic Associates in 2015, and provides a host of advanced knee reconstructions which were previously not available in Wyoming.

One of these reconstructions is a meniscus allograft transplant. As with other transplants, a meniscal transplant utilizes donor tissue, replacing the damaged tissue that cannot otherwise be repaired.

“This procedure has a 10-year track record of improving function and diminishing pain while keeping a patient active,” Dr. White said. “I have extensive experience in this procedure, having performed it for the past 14 years. Since arriving in Casper, I have done two meniscus transplants. Both have been performed at Summit Medical Center.”

Summit Medical Center’s vision has always been to provide a level of care one might only expect of a large metropolitan area. Specialists like Dr. White allow our patients to receive advanced care without having to leave the state.

To learn more about the many specialties offered at Summit Medical Center, visit our website at summitmedicalcasper.com or call us at 307-232-6600.

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