Symptoms and causes Types of tears Diagnosis Rehabilitation exercises Knee braces for meniscus tears Can you walk with a torn meniscus? How long after meniscus surgery can you walk? The meniscus is a piece of cartilage between the femur and the tibia within the knee joint that acts as a shock absorber. Your meniscus provides cushioning and stability to the knee as you walk, run and doing exercises. Meniscus can be torn by movements such as twisting movements at the knee joint while the leg is bent. The traumatic action can cause mechanical symptoms such as catching, clicking, or locking...

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