Sudden Onset of Knee Pain – Consider a Medial Meniscus Posterior Horn Root Tear

Meniscus Root Tear The medial meniscus or inner shock absorber of the knee has attachment in the front (anterior horn) and the back (posterior horn). The posterior horn or root can tear as a result of degeneration or trauma. This typical presentation include: Sudden onset of severe  knee pain. Does not improve with pain killers. … Continue reading

Repairing Meniscus Tears

   One of the common causes of sudden knee pain is a meniscus tear.  The meniscus is a crescent shaped piece of fibro-cartilage inside the knee joint. Each knee has 2 menisci – a medial meniscus and a lateral meniscus. The medial meniscus is C-shaped whereas the lateral meniscus is more semicircular shaped. Both are composed of fibrocartilage with bony … Continue reading

What Happens When A Meniscus Tear is Neglected?

Meniscus is the shock absorption pads inside the knee joints.  We have 2 of them in each knee.  They are called the medial meniscus and the lateral meniscus.  Studies have shown that the medial meniscus absorbs 50% of the medial knee joint load while the lateral meniscus absorbs 70% of the lateral knee joint load. … Continue reading