Meniscus Tear

A meniscus is an extra layer of cartilage in the knee that acts as a cushion for the bones of the joint. There are two of these in each knee and they are one of the most common structures injured in the knee. Forceful twisting or rotation often can cause a meniscus tear. Excessive stress on the knee and gradual “wear and tear” changes can also lead to tears.


May hear or feel a pop at the time of injury
Knee swelling
Warm and tender to touch
Pain with weight bearing and with twisting the knee
Feeling like the knee will give out Knee locks up or difficult to straighten


Avoid activities that increase pain until able to tolerate
Anti-inflammatory medication
Physical therapy
Laser therapy
Steroid injections

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