Meniscus Tear

The meniscus is a disc of cartilage that lies between the thigh bone and the shin bone in the knee joint.  There are 2 meniscus in each knee, one on the inner half and the other on the outer half.  

A normal, healthy meniscus is durable and helps guide the knee joint through the full range of motion.  

Twisting injuries or repetitive loads on the knee can lead to a tear in the meniscus.  This can cause pain, swelling, locking, or catching in the knee.  

Treatment can include oral medications, bracing, injections, therapy, and surgery. 

 

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Common Knee Injuries

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Torn Meniscus

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