A torn meniscus occurs when cartridge in the knee joint is subjected to undo levels of stress. As the largest joint in the body, the knee contains two large cartilages—lateral and medial menisci—that protect the joint from the physical pressures of walking, bending, and climbing. When tearing occurs, the victim will usually feel pain, experience swelling, and hear popping in the knee. Treatment for a torn meniscus usually starts with knee-strengthening physical therapy under the guidance of an orthopedic surgeon. The video further explains the causes and conditions of a torn meniscus.
If you have a torn meniscus, the doctors at Able Orthopedic & Sports Medicine in Forest Hills can help. NYC residents of all ages have come to us for orthopedic therapy on joint injuries. If you’d like to see one of our orthopedic surgeons, call (718) 690-9520.