Repair of Medial Meniscus Root Tear

Medial Meniscus Posterior Horn Root Tear Injury to the medial meniscus root results in loss of the ability of the knee to withstand hoop strain, resulting in contact pressure increases and kinematic alterations. In layman terms, a medial meniscus posterior horn root tear will lead to loss of the shock absorption function of the medial … 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

Discoid Meniscus – What To Do If It Is Torn?

Discoid lateral meniscus is a variant of  a normal meniscus.  People may be born with this.  A normal lateral meniscus is crescent moon-shaped while a discoid lateral meniscus looks like a disc ie round.  It is commonly found in the lateral meniscus.  Discoid medial meniscus can occur as well but is rare in my experience. … Continue reading

Knee Pain – Could it be a Meniscus Tear?

One of the common cause of sudden knee pain is a meniscus tear inside the knee joint.  The meniscus is a crescent shaped piece of fibro-cartilage between the ends of the thigh bone and shin bone inside the knee joint.  Each knee has 2 menisci – a medial meniscus and a lateral meniscus. The meniscus serves as a … Continue reading