The meniscus are two C-shaped pieces of soft cartilage found on each side of your knee. They act like shock absorbers, absorbing the impact of your upper leg on your lower leg. They also help to stabilise your knee joint and keep the movements of your knee smooth.
You might feel a ‘pop’ if you tear your meniscus. Many people find they can still walk on their injured knee, but it might become stiffer over the next day or so. See our texas hold'em card game section for more information.
If you have a meniscus tear, it probably won’t heal by itself. You’ll need some form of treatment. What treatment you’re offered will depend on exactly where the meniscus tear is, how big it is, how severe your injury is and your age. See our Treatment of meniscus tear section for more information.
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