Meniscus Tear

Top Washington D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia Orthopedic Surgeons Specializing in Meniscus Tear

This is a common injury of the knee. Your knee joint is cushioned by two c-shaped wedges of cartilage called the "menisci." Each individual cushion is called a "meniscus." This injury is a tear of one of these cushions.

What is a meniscus tear?

This detailed video describes meniscus tears, including their causes, symptoms, and treatment. Treatment options include rest, ice and medications. You may benefit from physical therapy. If these are not helpful, you may benefit from a surgical procedure to repair the damage. Your healthcare provider can create a care plan that is right for your needs.