Meniscal tears are prevalent throughout the population. These tears can become symptomatic for patients including locking, giving way, and buckling, creating instability. Conservative treatment measures initially prior to instability developing may include physical therapy, alternative shots, and rest. Patients may develop bone edema in the proximal tibia following meniscal tearing which may warrant further index treatment measures and a modified physical therapy program when compared to those patients that do not have any bone edema.
Keywords: Meniscal tear, Bone marrow lesion, Osteochondritis dissecans, Stress fracture, Stress reaction, Knee instability