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.
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