What is it?
The semi circular or meniscus cartilages in the knee provide cushioning between the femur (thigh bone) and tibia (shin bone) as they move relative to each other. If the knee is subject to a forceful twisting action, typically in sports such as football or rugby, then the cartilages can be nipped or torn.
Symptoms will typically include pain, swelling and “locking” of the knee. Sometimes the knee will feel to “give way”