meniscus tear

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meniscus tear

A laceration of the meniscus most commonly caused by abrupt twisting or hyperflexion of the knee joint.

meniscus tear

Meniscal 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.

meniscus tear
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.

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Given that there are other diseases with symptoms similar knee meniscus tears, the doctor may order imaging tests to confirm the diagnosis.
First, all patients in the torn group underwent arthroscopic surgery for a torn discoid lateral meniscus, suggesting that all patients obtained a symptomatic discoid lateral meniscus tear.
The knee injuries were categorized as ACL, MCL, LCL, PCL, medial meniscus and lateral meniscus tears.
These and many other questions arise in the face of a meniscus tear.
The patient reported having a previous magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan of the right knee approximately 3 years and 9 months prior to the consult, which showed an intrasubstance medial meniscus tear.
Symptomatic meniscus tear can mostly be diagnosed during anamnesis of the patient.
Fourteen patients were excluded: 6 because they did not actually have a medial meniscal tear, one because he also had a lateral meniscus tear, 3 due to a major chondral flap, 2 who had already undergone meniscal repair, and 2 due to an osteochondral microfracture.
The Clippers confirmed the diagnosis of a medial meniscus tear in a statement.
Following MRI scan, it was diagnosed to be due to meniscus tear, a condition caused by rupturing of one or more of the fibrocartilage strips in the knee.
He suffered a medial meniscus tear and had to undergo surgery immediately.
The remaining Bahrainis are Hisham Abdulamir, Jassim Mohammed and Mahmood Abdulqader, all handball players, while beach volleyball veteran Youns Buruwais recovered from Meniscus Tear.