Meniscus tear is a common sports injury, which thanks to the progress of medical technology is now treated arthroscopically, not through a total or partial removal but by suturing and saving the meniscus – where possible – protecting patients from future complications such as osteoarthritis.
What is the meniscus?
The menisci could be likened to suspensions, as they absorb the vibrations applied to the knee joint. In addition, they act as joint stabilizers by distributing body loads evenly and smoothly over the entire surface of the knee.
In each knee, there is an inner and an outer meniscus, which are crescent-shaped and quite elastic.
When is a meniscus tear caused?
Meniscus tear can occur in young people due to injury, but also in older patients due to degeneration and loss of elasticity.
Traumatic meniscus tear in young people is also very common and occurs when the foot “sticks” to the ground and the body twists, usually during a sports activity.