Diagnosis - Trauma & Reconstructive Surgery

Torn meniscus

The menisci are C-shaped pieces of cartilage in the knees.  Two menisci are present in each knee joint - one on the inner, the other on the outer side of the knee - and they function to absorb impact in the knees and distribute pressure evenly over the joint.  A torn meniscus is a painful injury that may be incurred by twisting the knee while it bears the body’s full weight, for instance during sporting activities.  In older patients, a torn meniscus may arise as a result of degenerative changes to the cartilage of the knees.  While some cases of torn meniscus heal by themselves with rest, in more serious tears, surgery may be required.

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  • Dr. med. Ehrhardt Weiß

    Dr. med. Ehrhardt Weiß

    Trauma & Reconstructive Surge ,

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  • HELIOS Hospital Aue

    HELIOS Hospital Aue

    The HELIOS Hospital Aue is teaching hospital of the University of Dresden and one of the largest hospitals in the region. Annually approximately 55.000 patients are treated in various medical departments among which neurology, sports medicine and dermatology are providing medical treatment on the highest level.

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