Episode 33: Why are meniscus tears so common in athletes and the entire population?

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In the Zone
Why are meniscus tears so common in athletes and the entire population? What do they mean for future sports, exercise, and daily activities? (starts at 2:59)

That’s Gotta Hurt
Andre Carter – New England Patriots defensive end
Brook Lopez – New Jersey Nets center
Chris Perez – Cleveland Indians pitcher
Michael Pineda – New York Yankees pitcher
The alleged bounty system of the New Orleans Saints
Fabrice Muamba – Bolton Wanderers

Ask Dr. Geier
With a mallet finger injury, can I remove my finger from the splint to clean it?
How long will it take my son with a stress reaction of the pars return to football?
Why is it taking my knee pain so long to resolve?
Can I give up running instead of having surgery for chronic exertional compartment syndrome?
Am I doing more harm not having surgery when I have a meniscus tear?
What exercise can I do after meniscus surgery?

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One Response to Episode 33: Why are meniscus tears so common in athletes and the entire population?

  1. I read once that people in western societies don’t fully squat enough (like in the 3rd world) and so don’t “exercise” their posterior meniscus and sometimes it degrades.

    Any truth to this?

    Makes some sense.

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