What is Meniscal Tear?
Meniscal tear is the rupturing of the fibrocartilage strips in the knee called the Menisci, which is a C-shaped cartilage functioning as a cushion between the shinbone and thighbone. This is a common knee injury. Many knee injury treated with simple measures. Others may require surgery to correct.
Each knee has two menisci, one at the outer edge and another at the inner edge. Menisci help to keep the knee steady by balancing your weight across the knee and also in protecting the knees from stress during walking, running, climbing and bending.
Meniscal tears usually occur during sports or fitness activities:
There are three types of Meniscal Tears with their own symptoms.
Diagnosis and Treatment
In a physical examination of the knee, the doctor will perform the following tests:
The following tests might also be suggested to help in confirming the diagnosis:
Some measures to be taken to prevent Meniscal tears are: