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Meniscal Tears

What is a meniscal Tears?

Meniscal tears are the most common knee injuries. Meniscuses are two wedge-shaped pieces of cartilage between your thighbone and shinbone they act as "shock absorbers".

 What are the causes?

Meniscal tears often happen during sports activities. Players may twist the knee, causing a meniscal tear. Direct contact is sometimes involved.

Older people are more likely to have degenerative meniscal tears.

Types of Meniscal Tears

Meniscal Tears

Who can be affected?

Sports Athlete and people who practice exercise in general.

What are the symptoms?

Pain

Swelling

The sensation of your knee "giving way"

 You are not able to move your knee through its full range of motion.

How is’t diagnostic?

Doctor’s Physical Examination and Patient History

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

How can be treated?

The treatment depends of the type of tear, its size and location.

1.Nonsurgical Treatment

If your tear is small and your knee is stable, nonsurgical treatment may be all you need.

RICE. The RICE protocol stands for Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation.

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines. Drugs like aspirin and ibuprofen reduce pain and swelling.

2.Surgical Treatment

If your symptoms persist with nonsurgical treatment, your may need arthroscopic surgery.