Meniscal Tear Arthroscopic
 
 

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Meniscal Tear, Arthroscopic

Meniscus is connective tissue in the knee which performs as a shock absorber to cushion the lower leg from weight of the rest of the body. Meniscus tears happen from sudden movements that cause the leg to twist awkwardly while a foot is planted. It frequently happens during running with quick movements in sports. Arthroscopic surgery can help diagnose the pain associated with meniscal tears and is one of the most predominant forms of treatment when the pain is severe and occurs frequently. In surgery, the meniscus can be sewn together or removed altogether. Tissue called articular cartilage takes over the role of shock absorber when the meniscus is taken out.

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