What Is A Meniscus Tear?

Meniscus tears are among the most common knee injuries among athletes in particular. Those who play contact sports are at a higher risk for meniscus tears. However, anyone at any age can tear a meniscus. When a patient talks about torn cartilage in the knee, they are often referring to a torn meniscus.

The Meniscus or Menisci, tear in different ways. Tears are noted by how they look and where the tear occurs in the meniscus. Common tears include the bucket handle, flap and radial tears.