Meniscal injuries can be painful and debilitating. They are one of the most common cartilage injuries that occur in the knee.
The meniscus is the cartilage that helps to stabilise the knee joint. Cartilage is a flexible, rubbery material that cushions the ends of the bones, preventing them from rubbing against one another and helping to stabilise the joint. The menisci are crescent-shaped sections of cartilage that support the knee joint to move smoothly and absorb the impact of the upper leg on the lower leg. When you injure the meniscus it can become torn, sometimes severely.