What is Meniscus?

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Meniscus a C-shaped piece of hard cartilage found inside the knee joint between the femur & tibia. It works as shock absorbant, reducing pressure to the cartilage and the bone in the joint. If torn it can cause severe sharp pain in the knee and may result in swelling and stiffness in the joint blocking movement and even straightening your knee completely.

This form of injury comes along with cartilage injury and is caused when the knee endures significant trauma resulting a tear in the meniscus.

Meniscus in younger individuals is more flexible and with time a deformed meniscus will spring back into its original shape. As you get older the meniscus gets more brittle and are more prone to a tear.

There are various treatments available for meniscus. With modern treatment options like bracing or injection therapy this issue can be repaired rather than simply cutting it off through surgery.

Our team of orthopaedic surgeons with their vast knowledge on the issue have invested in technology that helps them track the knee movement allowing them to provide you with the best treatment suited for your tailored care.

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