What Is Torn Meniscus and What Cause It?

Q:
What is torn meniscus and what cause it?

A:
Torn meniscus is a very common type of knee injury. Each knee has two menisci, and a torn meniscus will make you feel trouble in extending your knees.

Any activity that causes you twist or rotate your knee can cause a torn meniscus like:

  • Aggressive pivoting.
  • Sudden stop and turn.
  • Kneeling.
  • Deep squatting.
  • Lifting heaving things.

Degenerative changes of the knee can also cause torn meniscus without any trauma. It happens in older people.

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