Meniscal Tear

The meniscus acts as a shock absorber, protecting your joint cartilage and spreading the load during activities. 

A torn meniscus it is often called 'torn cartilage' and can happen in the young and old.

The knee joint is made up of three bones – the thighbone (femur), shinbone (tibia) and kneecap (patella) – and is stabilised by four main ligaments.

It is often painful in the early stages and may cause a catching or clicking sensation.

An MRI scan will show where the tear is and if it needs surgery or can be managed through physical therapy. The scan will also show any other cartilage or ligament injuries.

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