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Meniscus Tear

Basics Description A meniscus tear is an acute or degenerative injury to the meniscal fibrocartilage of the knee. Classification: Acute tear: Longitudinal (50-90%) Radial (6%) Flap (4%) Degenerative tear: Mostly horizontal cleavage or complex tears Epidemiology Acute tears occur mainly in adolescents and young adults, and degenerative tears predominate in the 40-60-year-old population. Degenerative […]

Medial Collateral Ligament Injury

Basics Description An MCL injury is a sprain of the MCL, which is the primary restraint to valgus stress on the knee. It occurs mainly in athletic teenagers and young adults, and equally among males and females. Classification: Grade I (mild): Microscopic sprain with intact fibers Grade II (moderate): Partial tear Grade III (severe): […]