Introduction: Meniscus injury


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Meniscus injury: Knee damage often from trauma or injury

Meniscus injury: The meniscus is easily injured by the force of rotating the knee while bearing weight. A partial or total tear may occur when a person quickly twists or rotates the upper leg while the foot stays still (for example, when dribbling a basketball around an opponent or turning to hit a tennis ball). If the tear is tiny, the meniscus stays connected to the front and back of the knee; if the tear is large, the meniscus may be left hanging by a thread of cartilage. The seriousness of a tear depends on its location and extent. 1

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1. excerpt from Questions and Answers About Knee Problems: NIAMS

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