Torn knee cartilage generally produces pain in the region of the tear and swelling in the knee joint. Torn meniscus fragments can get caught in the knee joint and, if a large enough fragment becomes lodged between the bearing surfaces, the knee may become unable to be fully bent or extended. Minimally invasive techniques can repair this issue.
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1 Repair of Peripheral Vertical Meniscus Lesions in Porcine Menisci : In Vitro Biomechanical Testing of 3 Different Meniscus Repair Devices. Yee Han Dave Lee, John Nyland, Robert Burden and David N.M. Caborn. Am J Sports Med 2013 41: 1074 originally published online March 8, 2013.
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