This article provides an overview of knee meniscal injuries. The article reviews elements relating the structure and function of the medial and lateral menisci, the common mechanisms of injury, and the presentation of signs and symptoms following injury. The article also provides descriptions of the current assessment tests and procedures commonly used by practitioners in confirming diagnosis of this injury. Finally the article reviews the research literature that evaluates the accuracy, specificity, sensitivity and predictive values of each test.
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Brendon Skinner BSc, GSR is a lecturer on the Sports Therapy BSc degree course and award leader for the BSc Strength and Conditioning (Fasttrack) course at Staffordshire University and has been lecturing on the Sports Therapy programme for over 8 years.
Brendon can be contacted at Brendon.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Steve Bateman BSc is the head of Sports Therapy at Staffordshire University. He has 20 years experience as a practising sports therapist and ran a number of successful sports therapy companies across Staffordshire. He has been lecturing in sport therapy since 2009.
Steve can be contacted at email@example.com.
Since graduating as a Sports Therapist in 2009, Paul was a Lecturer on the Sports Therapy Degree at Staffordshire University for 3 years. Prior to Lecturing, Paul worked at Preston North End F.C. for 4 years. Whilst at PNE, Paul’s role was to assess and treat the professional and youth team players as well as oversee the running of the First Aid and treatments provided to the Centre of Excellence. Paul joined UCLan in 2014 as an Associate Lecture to teach on the BSc (Hons.) Sports Therapy Degree.
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