The knee consists of two bones (shinbone, thighbone) that meet together to form the knee joint. These two joints are surrounded by several ligaments to keep them stable and separated by a thickened cartilage called meniscus.
The meniscus is located in between the two bones of the knee joint. It provides a smooth surface to reduce friction, thus allowing the joints to move with ease. So when the meniscus gets torn, it can cause stiffness and swelling in the knee and pain during motion.
There are several treatment options to manage a meniscus injury, such as medications, therapy, or surgery. But when should you consider a meniscus surgery, and how is it performed?
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