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Meniscus Injury

A Meniscus Injury, particularly Meniscus tears, are among the most common knee injuries. Anyone of any age can tear their meniscus, although it is common in those who play contact sport. Meniscus tears are sometimes referred to as 'cartilage tears'. 

What is a Meniscus Injury?

A meniscus is a small piece of cartilaginous connective tissue which is responsible for protecting the bone from degeneration and wear and tear related injuries. It provides a cautioning effect to the bone and hence prevents the bone friction forces.

It itself can be injured or torn through either trauma, or through degeneration over time. There are differeny types of meniscus tears. Four common types are Bucket handle, Flap tear, Radial tear and Degenerative tear. 

Meniscus Injury

Signs and Symptoms of Meniscus Injury

Patients with Meniscus injuries present with:

  • Pain in the knee
  • Popping sensation while moving the knee joint
  • Swelling and inflammation
  • Difficulty in bending of knee
  • Difficulty in locking of knee

Causes of Meniscus Injury

Meniscal injuries are fairly common in individuals who have a dynamic lifestyle. In most cases, the injury is followed by damage to anterior cruciate ligament injury (ACI) due to injury/ assault. Other causes include sudden change in the body position or significant loss of body fluids and balance that facilitates the degeneration process. The prevalence of asymptomatic meniscal tear is close to 63% in physically dynamic individuals.

The associated risk factors that may aggravate your risk of developing meniscal injuries are:

  • Age can be risk factor for this disease, persons older than 65 years of age are more prone to develop this.
  • Athletes or professional sports personnel
  • Individuals who perform more jumping activities on daily basis.

Statistics and Epidemiology related to Meniscus Injury

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How MHC Treatment Options Can Help Meniscus Injury

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