A meniscus is C-shaped or crescent-shaped cartilage present in the knee, wrist, temporomandibular, sternoclavicular, and acromioclavicular joints. But in general, the term meniscus is used for the cartilage present in the knee joint. The primary function of the meniscus is to disperse the weight of the body on the knees and to reduce friction in the knee joint while walking and other movements. The meniscus is vulnerable and often gets torn during sports injuries.

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I have knee pain after meniscus surgery. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I had meniscus surgery before two and a half weeks. Still there is a kind of swelling around my knee. I feel little pain outside the knee and also there is still a cracky noise when I bend. Why?  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Meniscal injury leads to swelling and pain in the knee joint, so apply ice packs.Use hinged knee brace throughout the day remove it only at night. Apply a crepe bandage of 6 inches below the hinged knee brace from the toe to the mid thigh.Take any over-the-counter availab...  Read Full »

Kindly explain MRI taken for soreness of anterior knee.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28-year-old male, weight around 78 kg and have been having soreness on my left anterior knee for the last three to four months (not an accident or anything just started getting sore). I finally got an MRI and was told the following (but I do not really understand the terminology...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Let me explain the report findings (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) in simple words. The ACL and PCL are intact. The anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments are important to provide stability to the knee and are frequently injured due to traum...  Read Full »

What does my knee MRI actually indicate?

Query: Hi doctor, Recently, I slipped from the bike and hurt my right knee. Though it is causing less pain during a normal walk, it hurts a lot while walking on stairs. I visited an orthopedic surgeon, and he told me to take an MRI. The MRI report is as follows: Impression: Grade 3 tear involving the pos...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It would have been ideal if you had posted your MRI films for me to see, as, without them, I can only comment and answer your questions with limited knowledge of your condition. Cysts are not an immediate result of trauma. They develop over time and may have prec...  Read Full »

I was diagnosed with a secondary meniscus injury. How long will it take to recover?

Query: Hi doctor,I was treated for a secondary meniscus injury in the hospital for a year. I have pain outside the meniscus while squatting. I do not have pain in the quadriceps tendon. I have a history of pregnancy twice. How much time will it take to recover? Should I be concerned about the symptoms?  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Gayakwad

Answer: Hi,Welcome to provide more details about your symptoms. Since you have a history of meniscus injury, it recurs due to daily activities. Avoid ground-level activities like squatting and sitting in the crossed-legs position. Please follow up.  Read Full »

Does my son require surgery for the snapping sound from his left knee without pain?

Query: Hi doctor, My son aged 7 has a snapping sound from the left knee lately without complaining of any pain. He had an MRI done for his left knee. The MRI opinion is as follows: There is a discoid lateral meniscus, significant swelling of the posterior horn of the lateral meniscus and intrameniscal abno...  Read Full »

Dr. Sumit Chawla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern regarding surgical management and also, because of the fact there is no pain. Surgical management is indicated in case of symptomatic discoid meniscus and a popping or snapping sound is an indication for surgery. It can be managed by arthrosco...  Read Full »

What causes sharp knee pain in me for the last 2 months?

Query: Morning, SEX: M Weight: 162 Height" 5'11 Age 35 I am trying to avoid going to a doctor/hospital due to the current pandemic situation, but my left knee has progressively gotten worse over the last 2.5 months. I am not 100% sure what caused the pain, as I play disc golf (have not played since this...  Read Full »

Dr. Anuj Gupta

Answer: are you able to squat comfortably and completely?  Read Full »

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