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Is torn cartilage the same as a torn meniscus?

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Dr. Frank Holmes
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In brief: Yes

The meniscus is a type of cartilage in the knee.
In middle-age patients, it can tear during a twisting injury, from exercise or simply due to degeneration. The other type of cartilage in the knee is the articular/hyaline cartilage. This is the type that covers the bone, and when it degrades, we label it as "arthritis." If I can help, then join my care team at www.healthtap.com/dr-clarkeholmes

In brief: Yes

The meniscus is a type of cartilage in the knee.
In middle-age patients, it can tear during a twisting injury, from exercise or simply due to degeneration. The other type of cartilage in the knee is the articular/hyaline cartilage. This is the type that covers the bone, and when it degrades, we label it as "arthritis." If I can help, then join my care team at www.healthtap.com/dr-clarkeholmes
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