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meniscus tearA laceration of the meniscus most commonly caused by abrupt twisting or hyperflexion of the knee joint.
meniscus tearMeniscal tear Sports medicine A laceration of the meniscus most commonly caused by twisting or hyperflexion of the knee joint. See Meniscus.
pl. menisci [L.]
1. something of crescent shape, such as the concave or convex surface of a column of liquid in a pipette or burette.
2. one of a pair of crescent-shaped fibrocartilages (semilunar cartilages) in the stifle joint that provide stability while permitting both flexion and rotation of the joint.
a common injury in dogs with rupture of the cranial cruciate ligament and the accompanying instability of the stifle joint. Most tears occur in the caudal horn of the medial meniscus.
Patient discussion about meniscus tear
Q. I am scheduled for scope surgery for a torn meniscus on my knee and what is the duration for recovery? Has anyone had this surgery for a torn meniscus? How did you deal with this recovery?
A. The recovery process is individual, and you cannot predict it in advance. I know someone who has done it and was able to go back to exercising regularly after 2 months. I would think the recovery from the surgery itself is a matter of few weeks until you can walk properly, however you should still give your knee a break and rest for a while after.More discussions about meniscus tear