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Meniscus Tear

The most common among knee injuries, Meniscal tears can arise from acute trauma or sport injury. Athletes, particularly those who play contact sports, are at risk for meniscus tears. However, anyone at any age can tear the meniscus.
Menisci are two wedge-shaped pieces of fibrocartilage that act as shock absorbers between your femur and tibia. They help to transmit weight from one bone to another and play an important role in knee stability.

Cause of Meniscal Tear:

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

Symptoms of Meniscal Tear:

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

Treatment of Meniscal Tear:

Conservative treatments

  • Pain killers
  • Physiotherapy
  • Injection PRP
  • For degenerative meniscus tears, with arthritis
  • Adequate rest
  • Ice Compress
  • Elastic Compression

Surgical Treatment:

  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Partial meniscectomy
  • Meniscus repair suture


  • Full weight-bearing walk on the same day of the surgery
  • Quadriceps strengthening exercises
  • Heel slides
  • Prone Hang Exercises
  • Straight Leg raises
  • Plyometrics and Neuromuscular training
  • Bicycling

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