Cartilage injuries. Damage to the meniscus cartilage and articular cartilage from trauma usually results in tears of the meniscus and defects in the articular cartilage. These can often be repaired or treated successfully especially if diagnosed early with an exam, history, x-ray andmri.
Cartilage. Two types of cartilage in your knee: meniscus and articular. Meniscus injuries are usually tears but also contusions. Articular cartilage injury can include contusion or trauma leading to partial or full thickness defects and wear.