The wrist is a complex joint comprised of eight small carpal bones and multiple ligaments. The small bones and ligaments of the wrist can make the diagnosis of wrist injuries difficult. Accurate diagnosis of a wrist injury requires surgeon experience as well as multiple imaging modalities, including x-ray, CT scan, and MRI.
The term meniscus refers to one of two crescent-shaped cartilages in the knee. Tears of the meniscus are common and can often cause knee problems. The symptoms from a meniscus tear can start gradually or suddenly. Symptoms include pain, loss of motion, clicking, catching or locking of the knee.