Meniscal Tear


There are 2 C shaped cartilage between the thigh bone and the shin bone which acts as shock observers. The meniscus may be torn with twisting injuries. In elderly people there may be degenerative tear.


The meniscal tear may cause pain, swelling, stiffness and inability to straighten the knee completely (locking).



  1. X-Ray – The meniscal tear will not show up on an X-Ray. However, it is performed to look for other pathology.
  2. MRI Scan – These magnetic scans are best used for diagnosis of soft tissue and bony pathology.



Rest, Ice packs, physiotherapy and analgesics may help to reduce the pain and swelling.

However, depending on the persistence of symptoms and the type of tear your surgeon may suggest keyhole surgery. The torn meniscus may be trimmed or repaired depending on the type, size & location of tear.

Meniscal Tear
Meniscal Tear
Meniscal Tear

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