The meniscus is a piece of cartilage that provides a cushion between your
femur (thighbone) and tibia (shinbone). There are two menisci in each knee
joint. They can be damaged or torn during activities that put pressure on or
rotate the knee joint.
A torn meniscus occurs because of trauma caused by forceful twisting or hyper-flexing of the knee joint. Symptoms of a torn meniscus include swelling,knee pain, popping, and giving way. Treatment of a torn meniscus may include observation and physical therapy with muscle strengthening to stabilize the knee joint.
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• You might feel a “pop” when you tear a meniscus.
• Pain on the inner surface of the knee joint.
• Tenderness along the joint line..
• Stiffness and swelling, which gradually increases within 2 days
• locking or catching of your knee.
• The sensation of your knee “giving way”.
• You are not able to move your knee through its full range of motion.
• Inability to bear weight on the affected side.
• Without treatment, a piece of meniscus may come loose and lie free in the joint. This can cause your knee to slip, pop or lock.