Meniscus tear

Sports Injury Clinic

The meniscus is a C-shaped piece of cartilage in your knee joint, that works as a cushion between your thighbone and your shinbone. Meniscus damage or tear is the most common knee injury which is caused due to pressure on the knee joint.

Treatment options

  • Meniscus replacement
  • Meniscus repair
  • Meniscectomy


If you do have a meniscus tear, you tend to experience pain and swelling in your knee a day after the injury. Other symptoms you may experience include:

  • a popping sound around your knee joint
  • pain when you touch your knee or try to straighten it
  • stiffness in the joint making rotating the knee difficult
  • your knee gets the feeling of being caught up or locked in single position
  • your knee feels like it cannot support you or is giving way

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