Meniscal tears and repairs
The meniscus works like a shock absorber in the knee, assists with lubrication of the joint and helps to stabilise the knee. Most meniscal injuries are from a twisting-type movement of the knee. Unfortunately, the meniscus has a poor blood supply and it therefore has a limited potential to heal.
Injury to the meniscus and even partial loss of meniscal function significantly alters force transmission across the knee.
This allows arthritis to develop over a very long time period (the severity and timing of the resulting