Meniscal injures are tears in the meniscus and are fairly common.  The typical mechanism of injury is a twisting and flexing motion of the knee.  There are several different types of tears that can occur, degenerative, front to back or bucket handle. These injuries must be addressed, due to the fact that if left untreated, further damage to the meniscus or the articular surface cartilage at ends of the femur or tibia can occur.
Symptoms of a meniscus tear may include but are not limited to the following: 
  • Pain along the either the medial (inside) or lateral (outside) joint line
  • Swelling
  • Popping or clicking in the knee
  • Locking of the knee joint