Mensical Injury

Etiology

  • Twisting or contact
  • Can occur concomitant w/ligament injury or as isolated problem
  • In older adults→ degenerative tears common
  • Sometimes loose body (intra-articular fragment of meniscus or bone) contributes to pain, instability, limitation in range of motion

Symptoms

  • Pain
  • Acute/sub-acute pain
  • Swelling hours to days later→ slower accumulation blood
  • Chronic/recurrent sx of locking
  • Instability/give-way

Physical Exam Findings

  • Joint line pain
  • + mcMurrays
  • + grind