The medial and lateral meniscus are crescent-moon shaped pieces of cartilage that act as shock absorbers at the knee joint. Twisting or direct trauma to the joint can cause damage to these tissues.
What is it?
A Lateral Meniscus Injury is the tearing or damage to the medial meniscus in the knee.
Common Signs & Symptoms:
Common symptoms include pain on the lateral side of the knee, swelling, tenderness, and an increase in pain levels when squatting or bending the knee.
Assessment methods involve evaluating pain levels and location, testing range of motion and strength limitations, checking for crepitus in the knee, conducting the McMurray test, and determining the cause of injury. An ultrasound can confirm the diagnosis.
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