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The meniscus serves as a shock-absorption system, assists in lubricating the knee joint and limits the ability to flex and extend the joint. Typically, a meniscal tear is most commonly caused by twisting or over-flexing the knee joint.
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about a meniscal tear
occurs, the patient will experience the following symptoms:
A physician can determine a meniscal tear through an examination called the McMurray's test, knee MRI or knee joint X-ray.
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