What are meniscus tears?

Also known as: knee tears, torn meniscus.

Meniscus is the cartilage in the knee that cushions the joint between the thighbone and shinbone. A tear in this cartilage can cause several symptoms and complications and is known as a meniscus tear. It’s one of the most common knee injuries.


Reviewed by: Annie L Casta, MD

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