Its arthritis care awareness week. Get those aches and pains checked out by a physio.
Wednesday, 11 May 2011
I had a patient recently with a medial meniscal posterior horn tear. But the tear had not come on from any sudden trauma but was insidious. I wondered what the incidence was for traumatic versus degenerative meniscal injury.
Apparently 50-60% of tears in the older age groups ie; over the age of 65 are degenerative and they usually affect the posterior horn of the medial meniscus.