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What is a Meniscus Injury?

In Knee Pain, Physical Therapy, Uncategorized by Seth Peterson, Physical Therapist Oro Valley

The meniscus is a piece of cartilaginous tissue that exists between your femur and tibia right at the joint line. There are actually two parts – the medial and lateral meniscus. Together, these pieces of cartilage help to distribute forces in the knee, stabilize the knee, and provide some information about knee position in space. There is some evidence that …

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Are Meniscus Tears a Serious Injury?

In Knee Pain by Seth Peterson, Physical Therapist Oro Valley

One of the most common things we see in our clinic is knee pain. Acute knee injuries are usually swollen, warm, stiff, painful. It may be difficult to put weight on your knee or bend it. We often are asked whether the knee injury means surgery is needed and what the prognosis is for the knee pain resolving over time. …