Meniscus is a C-shaped cartilage that acts as a cushion between the shinbone and the thighbone. When this region is ruptured, it is called a meniscal tear. Tearing of the meniscus is one of the most common forms of knee injury that causes pain, stiffness, and swelling in the knee joint. Treatment includes physical therapy and medication. Although treatable, the condition needs life-long precautionary measures to prevent complications.

A common injury in which forceful twisting causes certain tissue in the knee to tear.

  • meniscal tear
  • meniscus tear
  • mcl injury
  • mcl tear

Consult a doctor for medical advice

Sources:  Mayo Clinic and others.


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Cases per year

More than 200,000 cases per year in US

Treatment from medical professional advised

Requires a medical diagnosis

Requires lab test or imaging

Can last several days or weeks

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