Meniscus Tear

Meniscus Tears

What is a Meniscus Tear?

The meniscus is a piece of cartilage that provides a cushion between your femur (thighbone) and tibia (shinbone). There are two menisci in each knee joint.

They can be damaged or torn during activities that put pressure on or rotate the knee joint. Taking a hard tackle on the football field or a sudden pivot on the basketball court can result in a meniscus tear.

You don’t have to be an athlete to get a meniscus tear, though. Simply getting up too quickly from a squatting position can also cause a meniscal tear.
When a meniscus tear occurs, you may hear a popping sound around your knee joint. Afterward, you may experience:

  • pain, especially when the area is touched
  • swelling
  • difficulty moving your knee or inability to move it in a full range of motion
  • the feeling of your knee locking or catching
  • the feeling that your knee is giving way or unable to support you
  • You may also experience a slipping or popping sensation, which is usually an indication that a piece of cartilage has become loose and is blocking the knee joint.

TREATMENT AT ALLEVIATE:-

Depending on the clinical and MRI findings, either the patient will be put on a physical therapy and rehabilitation program alone or in more chronic and avanced cases it can be combined with Image guided Platelet Rich Plasma and prolotherapy.

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