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  • C shaped rubbery disk that cushions the knee in between the thighbone (Femur) and the shinbone (Tibia) Acts as a cusion to when u jump or squatt your tibia and femur are protected
  • Aggressive rotating
  • Unable to move knee easily Locking of knee.. Occurs when a piece of the torn meniscus folds and prevents the knee from moving IT becomes easier to tare as you get older because your cartilage begins to wear and lose resilience.
  • Pivoting in ball and tennis Twisting in hockey, Tennis, and football
  • 1 and 2 are not visible in and arthroscopic exam. 3 is usually when surgery is needed. Minor heals within 2 to 3 weeks. Moderate can cause the immobility of knee and cause it to be stiff. Severe…. of the knee….. Catch, pop or, lock
  • Longitudinal Bucket Handle Flap Transverse Torn Horn
  • Some athletes may still be able to play depending on how bad the tear is. Try to avoid painkillers

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  • Torn Meniscus By: Rikki Thompson
  • What is the Meniscus
    • C shaped rubbery disk that cushions the knee
    • There are two Menisci
    • One on Inner edge of the knee and another on the Outer edge of knee.
  • Causes of a Torn Meniscus
    • Forcefully twist the knee
    • Deep Squatting
    • Suddenly Stopping
  • Symptoms of Torn Meniscus
    • Symptoms may not always occur when the injury is initiated.
    • Pain running or walking
    • Swelling
    • Tightening of the knee
    • Locking and popping
  • Sports that Contribute to Injury
    • Basketball
    • Hockey
    • Football
    • Tennis
  • Prevention
    • Warm up properly before the game
    • Stretch
    • Protective braces
    • Good footwear
    • Try out Balancing exercises
    • Rest and Recovery after a game or practice
  • Types of Meniscus Tears
    • Graded from a scale of 1-3
    • Minor-Swelling and a bit of pain
    • Moderate-Pain at the side or center of knee
    • Severe-Piece of the meniscus tears away and gets in between the joint space
  • MRI Images of Torn Meniscus
  • How to get back on the Court?
    • Surgery
    • Brace the knee
    • Compression wrap
    • Ice the swollen area
    • Ultrasonic treatment
  • Work Cited http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=a00358 http://www.thestretchinghandbook.com/archives/meniscus-tear.php