Basic Facts about Meniscus Tears

Q:
What are meniscus tears?

A:
In order to know about meniscus tears, we need to know about meniscus in the first place.

The meniscus is a piece of cartilage in the knee, between the thighbone and shinbone. It helps cushion the knee joint and keep it stable.

As for a meniscus tear, it refers to a tear in the meniscus. In other words, it’s a knee injury.

In general, a meniscus tear occurs when the individual twists the knee. So, it commonly happens during sports such as football and basketball.

Once it happens, there may be pain, swelling, tenderness, stiffness, and lock of the knee present.

In order to treat the condition, the individual can take medicines like ibuprofen, apply ice on the knee, and compress the knee with an elastic bandage. If it’s serious, surgery may be necessary.

 

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