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Tear of Medial Meniscus of Knee

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Definition

Meniscus tears refer to a tear in the shock-absorbing cartilage (meniscus) of the knee.

Symptoms

  • A "pop" may be felt at the time of injury
  • Joint pain
  • Knee pain in the space between the bones; gets worse when gentle pressure is applied to the joint
  • Locking of the joint
  • Recurrent knee-catching
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