Meniscus is a special cartilage cushion, present only in the knee, which helps in uniform load distribution in the joint. This can tear during any minor or major twisting injury to the knee. Some meniscal tears, particularly in young people, are capable of healing. Such tears are repaired by applying stitches with arthroscopic surgery, so that the meniscal cushion is preserved in later life. Other tears which are not capable of healing need arthroscopic removal of the loose flap fragments to prevent further damage and ensure smooth painless knee function.