Meniscus tears

Alternative Names

Tear – meniscus; Knee injury – meniscus; Knee cartilage tear

Definition of Meniscus tears

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

Review

Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine; Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 6/13/2010

Arthroscopy
Meniscal tears
Knee arthroscopy  - series

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