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Meniscus Tear

There are two thick wedge shaped cartilages called medial and lateral meniscus that are attached to top of the tibia bone in the knee joint. They are tough and rubbery and act as shock absorbents of knee joint.

Characteristics of Meniscus Tear

Cause: Trauma caused by extensive or forceful twisting and hyperflexion of knee joint OR cartilage weakening due to age related wear and tear

Symptoms: Extensive pain, swelling, stiffness and popping of knee joint along with locking of knee joint and loss of full joint motion.

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