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 – August 25, 2013 /Press Release/  –– 

Tears of the meniscus occur often in athletes, but can also happen from simply walking or standing up from a chair; physical therapy and medication are the first treatments, but if that doesn't work, knee surgery is called for. “There is a meniscus on either side of the knee, and you can think of them as shock absorbers,” said Alexis Colvin, MD, Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics at The Mount Sinai Medical Center. “The meniscus helps to distribute loads in the knee, which makes it important for — and prone to injury from — weight-bearing activities.” 
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