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Knee Pain

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Mensical Injuries

The menisci are commonly referred to as the sports cartilages in the knee. There are 2 menisci, one on the outside and one on the inside. The are shaped like semicircular discs and act as shock absorbers and stabilisers within the knee. Meniscal tears may occur following traumatic twisting injuries to the knee. Sometimes they may be damaged with relatively minor trauma. Traumatic tears often give rise to very mechanical symptoms with sensations of the joint jamming or locking. A Knee arthroscopy may be suggested.

Degenerative tears often give more vague symptoms of stiffness, swelling and aching after activities. These symptoms may settle down with appropriate simple treatments including anti-inflammatory medication and appropriate physiotherapy.

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