Meniscus Tears

What is a Torn Meniscus?

The meniscus is comprised of two c-shaped wedges of cartilage that cushion and stabilize the knee joint. The meniscus acts as a shock absorber and provides stability to the knee joint. It also helps to protect the articular cartilage, the smooth covering on the ends of the femur and tibia. A torn meniscus can cause pain, swelling and limited mobility in the knee.


If a meniscus tears, it can often be repaired through arthroscopic surgery.

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To learn more about meniscus treatments including meniscus tear surgery, please request an appointment online, or call 888-660-2663.

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Appointment Resources

Once you have scheduled your appointment with one of our knee doctors, please use the links below to obtain our new patient forms and browse through our tips and preparation suggestions for your appointment. 

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