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Torn Meniscus

Torn Meniscus

This is one of the most common knee injuries. Meniscus is a piece of cartilage in your knee that cushions and stabilizes the joint, thus protecting your bones from wear and tear. Any activity that causes you to forcefully twist or rotate your knee, can lead to a torn meniscus. Meniscus tears are quite common in contact sports like football, volleyball and skiing. This can also happen when a person changes direction suddenly while running.

The symptoms of a meniscus tear include: