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Meniscus Tears

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People who play contact sports – such as tackle football – are at risk for meniscal tears. Anyone is susceptible, though. A meniscus tear is most often caused by traumatic injury or degenerative disease, such as osteoarthritis. The movement that causes the tear is when the knee joint is bent (such as in a squatting position) and the knee is then twisted.

What are the symptoms?

Symptoms of a torn meniscus include knee pain; stiffness or swelling of the knee; tenderness; popping or clicking within the knee; catching or locking of the knee; and/or limited range of motion of the knee joint.


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Along with ligaments, muscles, and tendons, menisci are the soft tissue structures that stabilize and cushion the knee joint. Meniscus are tough, rubbery wedge-shaped pieces of cartilage that act as “shock absorbers” between the thighbone and shinbone. 

There are two menisci in the knee – one is on the inside and is called the medial meniscus, and the other rests on the outside of the knee. This is called the lateral meniscus.

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2. Hatsushika D, Muneta T, Horie M, Koga H, Tsuji K, Sekiya I. Intraarticular injection of synovial stem cells promotes meniscal regeneration in a rabbit massive meniscal defect model. J Orthop Res. 2013 Sep;31(9):1354-9. doi: 10.1002/jor.22370. Epub 2013 Apr 17.

3. Flouzat-Lachaniette CH. At-risk situations for knee osteoarthritis. Rev Prat. 2012 May;62(5):630-4.

4. Delos D, Rodeo SA. Enhancing meniscal repair through biology: platelet-rich plasma as an alternative strategy. Instr Course Lect. 2011;60:453-60.

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