All about Meniscal Tears and Stem Cell Treatments

All about Meniscal Tears and Stem Cell Treatments

by Stephanie Meadows
Meniscal tears are a common cause of knee pain. The Meniscus is both the shock absorber of the knee joint and the spacer that protects the cartilage which covers the top of the femur and the tibia bone. It does this by distributing the force equally across the joint. The meniscus is made of fibrocartilage tissue, which means it is a fibrous bunch of collagen. While the meniscus is very important towards support and stability, when it becomes injured, there is often not enough blood flow for the body to heal it properly.