The cartilage is also referred to as the’ meniscus’, there are two in total which ly inside your knee between the thigh bone (femur) and shin bone (tibia). One meniscus is on the inside of your knee; this is the medial meniscus. The other meniscus rests on the outside of your knee, the lateral meniscus. The most common problem with the meniscus is a tear or partial tear due to traumatic injury when the knee joint is bent and the knee is then twisted.The meniscus can also become worn over time
The most common symptoms of a meniscus tear are:
- Knee pain
- Tenderness when pressing on the meniscus
- Popping or clicking within the knee
- Limited motion of the knee
- Locking of knee or inability to straighten knee
In these cases quite often surgery is required, known as keyhole surgery or knee arthroscopy Physiotherapy is always required after surgery.
We will use a range of exercises, to help you regain muscle strength and movement in a safe way so that you can function as normally as soon as possible.
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