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Who can develop meniscal tears?

Anyone can tear their meniscus. The problem shows up more often in young adults who play sports, especially contact sports such as football (soccer) and rugby; in older adults over 60 years of age; in people who kneel or squat frequently (e.g., at work) and in people who climb stairs frequently (more than 30 flights a day).

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Author: Dr Bow Tauro PhD, BSc (Hons)
First answered: 10 Jul 2015
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury

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