Why An MRI is an essential diagnostic tool
for accurately assessing a meniscus tear.
An MRI can provide detailed images of soft tissues, including the meniscus, to show the extent and
location of the tear. Accurate assessment of a meniscus tear is crucial for determining the appropriate treatment
plan and achieving optimal outcomes.
X-rays can only provide images of bone. An MRI can provide detailed images of the
meniscus and other soft tissues, making it the preferred diagnostic method for detecting meniscus tears.
It’s possible that Dr. Saliman can send you for an MRI, but to save time
you may want to get one ahead of time. To do that, you can visit your
primary care physician.
Justin D. Saliman, MD, located in Beverly Hills, is a Stanford sports medicine trained orthopaedic surgeon operating out of Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.
He is the founder of Ceterix® Orthopaedics and the inventor of the NovoStitch® Pro Meniscal Repair System, which was acquired by a large medical device company called Smith & Nephew in 2019.
The device was granted FDA approval in 2012 and Dr. Saliman has been using it to preserve knee joints ever since.
Nobody has more experience sewing meniscus tears
back together than Dr. Saliman.
He is specialized in joint preserving minimally invasive techniques to repair injuries to the knee to prevent arthritis and the need for joint replacement later in life.
Dr. Saliman completed a sports medicine fellowship at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, where he cared for the San Francisco 49ers and the athletic teams at Santa Clara and Stanford Universities.
Prior to his fellowship, he completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the prestigious St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center of Columbia University in New York City. He earned his medical degree at the University of Colorado School of Medicine outside his hometown of Denver.