Cartilage tears

The knee has two cartilage washers called menisci that help to spread the load across the joint and make the surfaces of the knee more congruent (fit better). These cartilage washers can be torn during exercise and sports or can tear because they have become worn. They often cause pain on the inside or outside of the knee and can also cause locking, clicking and swelling of the knee
Normal meniscus

Torn meniscus

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