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Meniscus Tear

Summary & Treatment

Medial Meniscus Posterior Horn Root Tear

Injury to the medial meniscus root results in loss of the ability of the knee to withstand hoop strain, resulting in contact pressure increases and kinematic alterations which may need a meniscus tear surgery in Singapore.

In layman terms, a medial meniscus posterior horn root tear will lead to loss of the shock absorption function of the medial meniscus to the medial compartment of the knee.

It causes a large increase in contact pressure in the medial compartment of the affected knee joint. This translates to increased thinning and wearing out of the smooth articular cartilage of the knee joint. This can result in knee pain, swelling and stiffness and eventually osteoarthritis.

The presentation of an acute medial meniscus posterior horn root tear is usually a pop or snap in the knee joint with minor or trivial injury.

This results in sudden onset of severe knee pain. The patient is literally stopped in his/her tracks. The knee will usually swell up and the patient notices stiffness the following day.

An MRI scan can show the root tear:

Biomechanical studies have shown restoration of the function of the medial meniscus with repair of the torn meniscus root tear.

Find out more about other related knee conditions and treatments from our knee specialist in Singapore.

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Dr HC Chang

  • 16 years of experience in surgical and non-surgical procedures in sports injuries as a Sports Orthopaedic Specialist in Singapore.
  • Received multiple awards and accolades in the Orthopaedic field.
  • He is a USA Sports Medicine Fellowship trained Orthopaedic Surgeon and is a member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America as well as the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine.
  • Published many acclaimed articles on Sports Medicine. If you are experiencing one or more of the symptoms mentioned above, it is important to get a prompt and accurate diagnosis to determine the severity of your injury and get proper treatment immediately.


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