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The symptoms of a meniscus tear

Knees can experience wear and tear, and knees can be injured. At about age 45, depending on previous injuries or genetic predisposition, cartilage and ligaments can become brittle and dry. Knee cartilage, which covers bones to prevent friction, thins.
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The symptoms of a meniscus tear

Knees can experience wear and tear, and knees can be injured. At about age 45, depending on previous injuries or genetic predisposition, cartilage and ligaments can become brittle and dry. Knee cartilage, which covers bones to prevent friction, thins.
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The symptoms of a meniscus tear

Knees can experience wear and tear, and knees can be injured. At about age 45, depending on previous injuries or genetic predisposition, cartilage and ligaments can become brittle and dry. Knee cartilage, which covers bones to prevent friction, thins.

The cartilage that forms the meniscus also tends to crack with age; small, inconsequential tears are often detected by chance in MRIs done on patients over the age of 50. It doesn’t take a major accident to make a serious cartilage tear resulting in stiffness and pain. Often, one merely has to rise from a kneeling or crouching position to aggravate a tear and make a joint lock up. A physical exam is not always precise enough to detect a meniscus tear; a MRI is useful in differentiating between normal, benign degeneration and a significant tear that requires treatment.

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