Meniscal Tears

Risk Factors

Sports or activities in which there is twisting and pivoting of the knee puts the meniscus at risk of tearing. The sports in which tear is particularly common are contact sports, such as martial arts or football. Also activities involving alot of pivoting like tennis or basketball have an increased risk of meniscal tear. As you get older, the risk of a torn meniscus increases because of the years of wear and tear on your knees.

7 November, 2011