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Meniscus tear: A Closer Look


Meniscal tears, also called cartilage tears, occur when the “shock absorber” or the cartilage between the femur (thigh bone) and the tibia (lower leg bone) is injured. A meniscus tear is one of the most common injuries in the knee. Traumatic meniscal tears often happen during sports with an injury. Players may squat and twist the knee, causing a tear.