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Meniscus Knee Surgery – what exactly is it?

This Video demonstrates the first part of Meniscus Surgery

The Meniscus

Simply put, the meniscus is a half-moon shaped (one on each side) cartilage that sits between the upper leg bone (femur) and the lower leg bone (tibia). This cartilage helps to cushion the bones and acts as a shock absorber. It also helps the knee to bend and move properly.. Therefore, it is obvious that injuring this part of your body could have significant consequences, such as limiting your ability to work, walk and bend.

Some Common Symptoms of a Meniscus Tear

You may experience the following symptoms that you should tell your doctor:

    * swelling around the knee
    * restricted motion
    * pain
    * inability to stand on the effected leg
    * clicking or locking in the knee

For more information on Meniscus related injuries see:

Meniscus Injuries at About.com
Knee: Meniscus Injuries at the Mayo Clinic
Surgery: Meniscus Injuries at arthroscopy.com

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