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.
- meniscal tear
- meniscus tear
- mcl injury
- mcl tear
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Sources: Mayo Clinic and others.
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