Overview of Meniscus Tear
Between the bones of the knees are two crescent-shaped discs of connective tissue, called menisci, which also act as shock absorbers to cushion the lower part of the leg from the weight of the rest of the body. Meniscus tears can occur during a rotating movement while bearing weight, such as when twisting the upper leg while the foot stays in one place during sports and other activities.
Read more information about meniscus tear symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis and treatment.
Meniscus Tear Treatment
An untreated torn meniscus can result in instability of the knee, persistent pain and increased your risk of osteoarthritis. You may need surgery on your meniscus if it is swollen or difficult to walk.
Treatment plans for patients will be determined by their care team based on age, medical history, type and stage of meniscus tears and personal preferences. Options may include: