Meniscal Tear

Meniscal Tear

What is a ligament?

  • A fibrous band that connects bone to bone

What is a tendon?

  • A fibrous band that connects bone to muscle.

What are tears?

  • Small injuries to the ligament/tendon that creates pain and weakness.

What is a full-thickness tear?

  • A total tear off of the bone usually requiring surgical repair.

Where are they found and can they cause pain?

  • All over the body, and yes, they can cause pain if even slightly torn.


  • Severe pain
  • Swelling
  • Audible popping/snapping noise at the time of the injury


  • Immediately following a ligament injury or tear, follow the RICE protocol by resting the knee, applying ice to the injured area, wrap the knee in a compression bandage, and elevate the leg.
  • Taking over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication may help reduce pain and swelling associated with the injury.
  • For injuries that result in small tears, but not full thickness, cortisone injections may help to temporarily diminish the inflammation and give pain relief.
  • If pain continues, regenerative treatments can assist in healing of the tears.

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