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Knee Injuries: Meniscal tears

May 06 | 2016
Posted by Sharon Tierney

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knee injuries: Meniscal tears Knee Injuries: Meniscal Tears The meniscus is cartilage that fits between the large bone of your thigh and the smaller bones below your knee. It acts as a shock absorber for your knee. There is one on the middle side and one on the outside of each knee. Knee injuries: meniscal tears can happen during activities that cause direct contact or pressure from a forced twist or rotation. A sudden pivot or turn, deep squatting, or heavy lifting can lead to injury. The meniscus weakens with age, and tears are more common in people over the age of 30. Movements like squatting or stepping can lead to injury in someone with a weak meniscus. If you have osteoarthritis, you’re at higher risk of knee injuries: meniscal tears. Osteoarthritis is a common joint disorder involving pain and stiffness in your joints caused by…

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