Medial Meniscus Injury
The medial meniscus is a crescent shaped structure which sits between the tibia (shin bone) and femur (thigh bone). Its role is as a shock absorber and also to make the bones more congruent (fit together). As more weight goes through the inside of the knee, the medial meniscus is more bound down and has attachments to the medial collateral ligament. It is commonly injured through impact to the knee, from a twisting motion or through wear and tear as one ages.
- Instability and reduced weight bearing on that side
- Pain and swelling within 48 hours
- Locking of the knee
- Positive orthopaedic test – McMurrays and Apleys (done by your osteopath)