Meniscal Injury

Allyson Pena, 5/6 period


This injury is caused from twisting or turning quickly, often when the foot is planted as the knee is bent. Can also occur from lifting heavy objects as well as playing sports.

Signs and Symptoms

Minor: swelling, slight pain.

Moderate: pain at side of center of knee swelling, sharp pains when squatting, knee will feel stiff.

Severe: Knee can catch, pop, or lock, knee will feel wobbly and give out with warning.

Immediate Care

Immediate care would be to rest the knee as well as ice it. Also compress the knee along with elevating it.

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