Medial Meniscus Injury

A crescent shape located between the shin bone and the thigh bone, the medial meniscus acts as a shock absorber and allows the bones to fit together well. It tends to get injured when there has been a sudden impact to the knee caused by twisting or it can gradually be damaged over time through wear and tear. An orthopaedic test (McMurrays and Apleys) can be done to determine if this is the cause of pain and swelling.

How to tell if you have a medial meniscus injury

You experience:

  • Pain and the shin swells up with a couple of days of impact
  • It’s difficult to put any weight on the leg
  • The knee locks