The medial and lateral meniscus are crescent-moon shaped pieces of cartilage that act as shock absorbers at the knee joint. A Medial Meniscus Injury most often occurs due to twisting of the knee, causing the cartilage to become compressed and tear. Direct impact may further cause damage to this tissue.
What is it?
A Medial Meniscus Injury is the tearing or damage to the medial meniscus in the knee.
Common Signs & Symptoms:
Common symptoms include pain on the medial 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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