Signs & Symptoms Orthopedics

Meniscus Tear
Signs and Symptoms

The most common symptoms of a meniscus tear are:

  • Knee pain and stiffness
  • Swelling of the joint
  • Limited range of motion in the joint
  • A knee joint that locks, catches, makes an audible click or feels as though it's "giving way"

UCSF Health medical specialists have reviewed this information. It is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor or other health care provider. We encourage you to discuss any questions or concerns you may have with your provider.