Knee Injuries – Meniscus/Meniscal Tear Injury

Information About Meniscus/Meniscal Tear Injuries

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Meniscus tear and surgical treatmentMeniscal tears are one of the most common knee injuries. The meniscus is a piece of cartilage located between the tibia and femur. This cartilage acts as a cushion or shock absorber which protects and stabilizes the knee joint during walking, running and bending.

A meniscus tear is usually caused by twisting the knee or turning quickly while the knee is bent or the foot is planted. A direct blow to the knee is sometimes a cause.

Symptoms Of A Meniscus Tear

Some people hear a “popping” sound when their meniscus tears. Most people can put pressure on their knee and walk after a meniscal tear. If you continue to engage in physical activity after the tear then your knee will get more stiff and swollen over time.

The most common symptoms are:

  • Pain
  • Lack of flexibility, stiffness and swelling
  • Locking of the knee
  • Feeling that the knee is going to “giving out”

Diagnosis

The doctor will perform a physical examination on the knee to determine if there is a strain, tear or rupture. The patient will be sent for an MRI in order to pinpoint the extent of the injury and rule out injuries to other structures in the knee.

Our Accident Claims Attorneys Can Help You Recover For Knee Injuries Caused By Accidents Due To The Negligence

If you suffered a Meniscus/Meniscal Tear Injury in an accident that was no fault of your own you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses and lost wages. No matter where you are located, we are just a phone call away to help you understand your rights and the value of your claim.

Call our Boston Car Accident Lawyers to schedule a free no-obligation case review and consultation at (508) 588-0422 and you will have taken your first step towards getting fair compensation for your injuries.

Our knowledgeable and experienced Boston Personal Injury Attorneys assist accident victims who suffered a serious knee injury throughout all of Southeast Massachusetts, including but not limited to Brockton, Taunton, Bridgewater, Weymouth, Hingham, Quincy, Plymouth, Marshfield, Attleboro, Braintree, Rockland, Hanover, Duxbury,Whitman, Middleborough, Raynham, Mansfield, Avon, Canton, Stoughton and all smaller cities and rural areas in Southern Massachusetts. We also serve the counties of Plymouth, Norfolk, Bristol, Massachusetts.

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